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Joint replacement surgery still on hold at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

from Trail Times

Full hip and knee replacements at the Trail hospital remain on hold pending the outcome of a study into the rise of post-op infections. Elective (scheduled) joint replacement surgeries were stopped in December, affecting 37 people, after six patients were confirmed to have infections after surgery. No specific strain has been isolated to all six cases — but all were related to pre-operative or post-operative care with this specific type of surgery. more

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