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Background: Pelvic arthroplasty in the elderly is increasingly being performed, along with the
increasing life expectancy in Indonesia. However, postoperative mortality must be taken into
Objective: To find out whether the value of Procalcitonin and C-Reactive Protein can be used as
a prognostic for mortality and morbidity of surgical wound infection 30 days after pelvic
arthroplasty surgery in elderly patients at Dr. Hospital. Mohammad Hoesin.
Methods: Prospective cohort study of mortality and morbidity up to 30 days in 38 patients who
met the inclusion criteria. The observation of changes in the value of Procalcitonin and C-Reactive
Protein was carried out preoperatively, after surgery on day 2 and after surgery on day 7.
Result: There was no mortality. There was 18% redness output in the analyzed surgical wound.
The cut off of Procalcitonin used Fisher's Exact test (RR = 3.088, p = 0.207), while the cut off of
C-Reactive Protein used Fisher's Exact test (RR = 1.647, p = 0.678)
Conclusion: There was no significant relationship between procalcitonin levels and C-reactive
protein and postoperative redness.