Do you still need to pre-medicate from that knee surgery?
In its recent report, “Antimicrobial Resistance: Global Report on Surveillance,” the World Health Organization (WHO) cautions about the overwhelming consequences of antibiotics losing their effectiveness to fight disease, as the risk of diseases that have been controlled could surface again.
Apparently, there is an ongoing debate about the use of antibiotics post surgery that is unsettled. The professionals are still trying to work out the recommendations to the patient. While there may be a link between periodontal disease, bacteria freed from cleanings, the risk of infection appears suspect after a year or two. We are no longer recommending or requiring that you pre-medicate before treatment and are deferring to your physician for that judgment call.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta, GA 30328