0% - The number of surgical site infections for hip replacements at RUMC in 2011
When it comes to care, you’re in the best hands at Richmond University Medical Center. Just look at the results: in 2011, we recorded zero surgical site infections for hip replacements, according to the National Healthcare Safety Network.
In hip replacement or revision surgery, damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint. It is replaced or resurfaced with new, man-made parts. Surgical site infections (SSIs) that involve the skin surrounding the incision are reported if they occur within 30 days of the initial procedure. SSIs that extend to deeper tissues below the superficial skin are reported if they occur within one year from the initial procedure.
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