Current practice patterns in primary hip and knee arthroplasty among members of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

J Arthroplasty. 2010 Sep;25(6 Suppl):2-4. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2010.04.033. Epub 2010 Jul 1.


A poll was conducted at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons to determine current practices among its members in primary total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty. This article summarizes the audience responses to a number of multiple choice questions concerning perioperative management and operative practice patterns and preferences including anesthetic choices, blood management, surgical approaches, implant selection, implant fixation, bearing surface choice, postoperative rehabilitation, recommended postoperative activity restrictions, and antibiotic prophylaxis.

MeSH terms

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip* / methods
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip* / rehabilitation
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee* / methods
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee* / rehabilitation
  • Data Collection
  • Hemostasis, Surgical
  • Humans
  • Perioperative Care
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / trends*
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / prevention & control
  • Societies, Medical
  • United States