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ScientificWorldJournal. 2013 Oct 27;2013:549091. doi: 10.1155/2013/549091. eCollection 2013.

Periprosthetic joint infections: clinical and bench research.

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Infectious Disease Department, Alpes-Leman Hospital, Route de Findrol, 74130 Contamines sur Arve, France ; Infectious Disease Department, Dron Hospital, Rue du President Coty, 59208 Tourcoing, France.

Abstract

Prosthetic joint infection is a devastating complication with high morbidity and substantial cost. The incidence is low but probably underestimated. Despite a significant basic and clinical research in this field, many questions concerning the definition of prosthetic infection as well the diagnosis and the management of these infections remained unanswered. We review the current literature about the new diagnostic methods, the management and the prevention of prosthetic joint infections.

PMID:
24288493
PMCID:
PMC3826319
DOI:
10.1155/2013/549091
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