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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 375140, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/375140
Clinical Study

Sonication: A Valuable Technique for Diagnosis and Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infections

13rd Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Athens, KAT Hospital, Nikis 2 Street, 14561 Athens, Greece
2Department of Microbiology, KAT Hospital, Nikis 2 Street, 14561 Athens, Greece
3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inselspital, University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland

Received 14 July 2013; Accepted 18 August 2013

Academic Editors: S.-Y. Kim, M. S. Lee, and C. S. Mow

Copyright © 2013 D. S. Evangelopoulos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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