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15 Nov 2006

Exostosis of leg
Thank you for your reply regarding Prophyllactic Antibiotics.

As you mentioned one should always notify your dentist after knee or any other joint replacement.

Would this also apply in the case of exostosis of the leg and for what reason.

Why specifically the dentist, what about other surgery or injuries spreading infection.

What is the difference between Prophyllactics and ordinary antibiotics.





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Healthy Bones
Healthy Bones

01 Jan 0001

Dear Col
Your mouth is probably the dirtiest place in the body and also the place where bacteria can spread very quickly from. I also think you should inform any future surgeon that you have had a joint replacement- he should also know your full medical history - also about the exostosis.
Prophylaxis only means that you take antibiotics without having an infection present- it is to prevent an infection. Normally you only take antibiotics if there is already an infection present- the antibiotics prescribed are usually the same type.

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