BioMed Research International

Periprosthetic Joint Infection


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1Orthopaedic Clinic Markgröningen, Markgröningen, Germany

2Klinikum Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken, Germany

3Privatklinik Döbling, Wien, Austria

4University of Maryland–Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Description

Periprosthetic infections occur with an incidence of 1%- 3% of patients (depending on the joint) but nevertheless are a serious complication of hip arthroplasties. There are many questions pertaining to the diagnostic tools and one-stage and two-stage revisions that still have to be answered and existing procedures are based more on empirical findings than on data from prospective studies with a high level of evidence. It is for this reason that the following aspects of revision have been treated very differently by different groups: one-stage or two-stage procedure, spacer or not, the type of spacer, the type of antibiotic used in the spacer, the duration of the spacer period, the duration of systemic antibiotic treatment, aspiration before reimplantation, and the type of reimplantation (cemented or cementless). Moreover, it is unclear if the same concepts of periprosthetic joint infection of the hip and knee can be used on other joints like shoulder or ankle. This issue aims to answer some of the questions.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New diagnostic tools for late periprosthetic joint infections
  • One-stage versus two-stage in periprosthetic infections of hip arthroplasties
  • One stage revision of infected total hip arthroplasties: important requirements for success
  • One-stage revision using cementless implants in PJI of hip arthroplasties
  • One-stage versus two-stage in periprosthetic infections of knee arthroplasties
  • Two-stage revisions in septic hip arthrolasties with and without spacers
  • Pros and cons of spacers in the treatment of late periprosthetic infections of the hip
  • Mixing of antibiotics into the spacer-cement. How many is ideal?
  • What is the ideal length of systemic antibiotic therapy?
  • Is aspiration helpful before the reimplantation in septic two-stage revision?
  • Periprosthetic joint infection of shoulder arthroplasties: diagnostic and treatment options
  • Periprosthetic joint infection of elbow arthroplasties
  • Periprosthetic joint infection of ankle arthroplasties

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6834680
  • - Editorial

Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Bernd Fink | Konstantinos Anagnostakos | Heinz Winkler
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3891870
  • - Clinical Study

Reducing Blood Loss in Revision Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Tranexamic Acid Is Effective in Aseptic Revisions and in Second-Stage Reimplantations for Periprosthetic Infection

Franz Reichel | Christoph Peter | ... | Marcus Egermann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1067413
  • - Research Article

Bacterial Extracellular DNA Production Is Associated with Outcome of Prosthetic Joint Infections

Beata Zatorska | Carla Renata Arciola | ... | Magda Diab-Elschahawi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4323518
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Elution Characteristics and Compressive Strength of Biantibiotic-Loaded PMMA Bone Cement for Spacers: Copal® Spacem with Gentamicin and Vancomycin versus Palacos® R+G with Vancomycin

Sebastian P. Boelch | Kilian Rueckl | ... | Martin Luedemann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2875018
  • - Research Article

Outcome of Irrigation and Debridement after Failed Two-Stage Reimplantation for Periprosthetic Joint Infection

M. Faschingbauer | F. Boettner | ... | T. Kappe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2582140
  • - Research Article

Periprosthetic Joint Infection Does Not Preclude Good Outcomes after a Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: A 7-Year Follow-Up Study of 144 Retrospective Cases

Du Hyun Ro | Jong-Keun Kim | ... | Myung Chul Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6278012
  • - Review Article

Do Culture-Negative Periprosthetic Joint Infections Have a Worse Outcome Than Culture-Positive Periprosthetic Joint Infections? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Marie Reisener | Carsten Perka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1729605
  • - Research Article

The Preoperative Microbial Detection is No Prerequisite for the Indication of Septic Revision in Cases of Suspected Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Daniel Karczewski | Tobias Winkler | ... | Michael Müller
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6720712
  • - Clinical Study

Synovial Fluid Aspiration Should Not Be Routinely Performed during the Two-Stage Exchange of the Knee

Sebastian P. Boelch | Magnus Roth | ... | Martin Luedemann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1412701
  • - Review Article

Histopathology in Periprosthetic Joint Infection: When Will the Morphomolecular Diagnosis Be a Reality?

G. Bori | M. A. McNally | N. Athanasou
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