Orthopaedics

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Closed Fractures

Indications

  • Closed fractures

First line treatment

  • Cefazolin 2g IV once perioperatively

Penicillin alternative

  • Vancomycin 15mg/kg IV once perioperatively

Duration

  • Single dose perioperatively

Notes

  • Consider substituting Vancomycin 15mg/kg IV for patients with:
    • Known MRSA colonization
    • Previous MRSA infections
    • MRSA risk factors
    • Proximity to indwelling medical device

 

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