Thousands of patients each year get infections after surgery.
That often means more surgery, significant pain.or therapy.
UT Medical Center is one of a handful of hospitals putting a special focus on preventing these infections.
The hospital is one of the pilot sites for a program called Project Joints.
The goal is to prevent surgical site infections, or SSI's, in knee and hip replacement patients, and that means a few changes to they way surgeons and staff do things.