A study published in The Lancet this week found that surgical time longer than 100 minutes increased the risk of infection in total knee arthroplasties. Authors of the study, “Surgical duration is associated with an increased risk of periprosthetic infection following total knee arthroplasty: A population-based retrospective cohort study,” analyzed primary total knee arthroplasty procedures performed between 2009 and 2016 in Ontario, Canada using data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information Discharge Abstract Database and physician claims from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. Read the full-text study.

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