Total knee arthroplasty in patients with psoriasis

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1989 Nov;(248):108-10; discussion 111. doi: 10.1097/00003086-198911000-00018.


Patients with progressive psoriasis have an increased infection rate when having total joint arthroplasty. Therefore, maximum precautions should be taken in the perioperative period as well as with long-term follow-up care to prevent joint sepsis in these patients. In particular, skin care should be meticulous. Special attention should be given to use of a topical corticosteroid or other dermatologic treatment when total joint arthroplasty is considered.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee Prosthesis*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Premedication
  • Surgical Wound Infection / prevention & control*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents