Complications associated with joint replacements in diabetic patients

Authors: Pavel Šponer;  Tomáš Kučera;  David Pellar
Authors‘ workplace: Ortopedická klinika LF UK a FN Hradec Králové, přednosta doc. MUDr. Pavel Šponer, Ph. D.
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2015; 61(6): 567-570

Předneseno na mezioborovém sympoziu s postgraduálním zaměřením „Diabetik – společný pacient diabetologa a ortopeda“ 10. října 2014 v Hradci Králové


While a joint implant is the method of choice for numerous locomotor disorders and it is indicated for diabetic patients based on the same rules as for patients without diabetes mellitus, a joint implant in diabetic patients is associated with a high risk of perioperative complications. Considering a very difficult and demanding treatment of a deep infection of a joint replacement, the prevention of complications plays the key role. A precondition for adequate perioperative preparation and correctly managed perioperative and postoperative care of patients with diabetes mellitus is the close cooperation of the orthopedist, diabetologist and anesthesiologist, who in their practice have to respect the specificities of their diabetic patients presented in submitted reports.

Key words:
arthroplasty – complication – diabetes mellitus


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