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Table 3 Distribution of surgical site infections in the total hip arthroplasty cohort

From: Economic burden of surgical site infections within the episode of care following joint replacement

Surgical site infection ICD-9 code Description of infection Frequency (%)
99666 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal joint prosthesis 201 (49.88)
99667 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal orthopedic device, implant, and graft 12 (2.98)
99669 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal prosthetic device, implant, and graft 2 (0.5)
99851 Infected postoperative seroma 21 (5.21)
99859 Other postoperative infection 167 (41.44)
Total   403 (100)