Infection post-total knee replacement: Current concepts

Pouya Alijanipour, Javad Parvizi

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Abstract

Periprosthetic joint infection is a hot topic for investigation because it represents a challenging clinical problem with considerable burden for patients, institutions, and health systems. Despite our substantial knowledge, many details in prevention, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious complications following total knee arthroplasty remain to be controversial with the available evidence being insufficient and at times conflictive. This manuscript is an attempt to approach the most recently published literature regarding the aforementioned details and aims to provide the reader with an updated perspective in the management of periprosthetic joint infection of the knee.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-102
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Biocompatible
  • Biofilm
  • Biological markers
  • Blood sedimentation
  • Bone cement
  • C-Reactive protein
  • Cell count
  • Coated materials
  • Complications
  • Cost analysis
  • Debridement
  • Drug resistance
  • Infusion
  • Intraosseous
  • Knee
  • Microbial
  • Mortality
  • Patient readmission
  • Periprosthetic joint infection
  • Replacement
  • Surgical site infection
  • Time factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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