Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 26, issue 1, P29-39 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2011.09.011 View full text
Emily K. Shuman, Andrew Urquhart, Preeti N. Malani

Abstract: Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a serious complication of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) that can negatively affect functional status and quality of life. This article examines the epidemiology of PJI and reviews current diagnostic, treatment, and management strategies. Diagnosis can be challenging because presenting symptoms are often nonspecific and there is no simple gold standard diagnostic test. Successful treatment of PJI requires a combination of medical and surgical strategies. Given the devastatin…

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