Table 1

Risk factors for periprosthetic joint infections in total hip arthroplasty patients with deep infections, n = 34

Risk factorNo. patients
Patient comorbidities
Rheumatoid arthritis7
ASA score > 26
Obesity (BMI > 35)5
Diabetes5
Neoplasm4
History of joint surgery3
Osteopetrosis1
Post-trauma1
Avascular necrosis1
Psoriasis1
Alcoholism1
Immunosupression1
Malnutrition1
Postoperative complications
Hospital stay > 5 days13
Wound drainage > 5 days12
Hematoma9
Allogenic transfusion7
Myocardial infarction1
Urinary tract infection1
Other factors
Surgical drain > 24 hours6
Urinary catheterization > 48 hours4
  • ASA = American Society of Anesthesiologists; BMI = body mass index.