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Table 6 Distribution of surgical site infections in the total knee 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 568 (49.8)
99667 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal orthopedic device, implant, and graft 41 (3.6)
99669 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal prosthetic device, implant, and graft 3 (0.3)
99851 Infected postoperative seroma 3 (0.3)
99859 Other postoperative infection 525 (46.1)
Total   568 (49.8)