Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Last updated: November 2012
How to cite this document:
How-to Guide: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2012. (Available at
This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based interventions for preventing surgical site infection for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
This How-to Guide was initially created as part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's
Project JOINTS initiative, funded by the federal government.