QUESTION 3 OF 4
22.A 78-year-old female patient suffers from severe left shoulder pain with restricted mobility. Her past medical history includes rheumatoid arthritis, and she smokes 10 cigarettes per day. Non-operative treatment, including two previous steroid injections (the last one given by GP 7 weeks ago) has failed to alleviate her symptoms and she is desperate for a shoulder replacement. She undergoes this operation 3 weeks later and this is complicated by a postoperative haematoma.
The following are considered to be risk factors for postoperative joint infection, except:
QUESTION ID: 3183