Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD, FARE Grant recipient, is seeking more institutions to join the Duke University prospective, randomized study, “Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Arthroplasty.” The study’s goal is to establish level I evidence for single-dose versus 24-hour antibiotic prophylaxis in elective primary total knee arthroplasty and is based on the most recent release of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017. The study will also analyze confounding factors including antibiotic cement, drain, suture and dressing use.

Thank you to the following institutions that are already enrolling patients!

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Emory University
  • Mississippi Bone & Joint Clinic
  • NYU School of Medicine
  • Rothman Institute
  • Towson Orthopaedic Associates
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of South Carolina

If interested in joining this study, please contact Chiara Rodgers, AAHKS Research Manager, at

The next FARE Grant deadline for Letters of Intent (LOI) is February 1st, 2019.  Apply at