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Post-Op Information for Joint Replacement patients

Post operative for joint replacement patients only

Please note for future reference that after Joint Replacement surgery you must first advise your Dentist/ Doctor that you have had joint replacement surgery and to follow the same protocol as would be prescribed for patients who have had heart valve surgery.

The following protocol is appropriate if the treating doctor/dentist is unsure of the usual prophylaxis: Amoxil 2 g one hour preoperatively – 500 mg six hours later.

(Note If allergic to Amoxil or Penicillin – Clindamycin should be used – 600 mg 1 hour pre-operatively then 300 mg six hours later.)

Please provide the above information to your dentist and keep this in your records.