What Is the Role of Vancomycin in Total Joint Replacement?

    With the increased risk for MRSA infection, some orthopaedic surgeons are routinely prescribing vancomycin plus another antibiotic before total joint replacement to prevent surgical site infections. Is this a good idea?

    We asked Gwo-Chin Lee, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania to share his thoughts on this issue.

    Click the image above to hear his comments.

    Producer and Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Ryan Waczek