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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2017 Jun;31(2):237-252. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2017.01.009. Epub 2017 Mar 30.

Management of Prosthetic Joint Infection.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. Electronic address: tande.aaron@mayo.edu.
2
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Abstract

Although uncommon, prosthetic joint infection is a devastating complication. This challenging condition requires a coordinated management approach to achieve good patient outcomes. This review details the general principles to consider when managing patients with prosthetic joint infection. The different medical/surgical treatment strategies and how to appropriately select a strategy are discussed. The data to support each strategy are presented, along with discussion of antimicrobial strategies in specific situations.

KEYWORDS:

2-Stage exchange; Joint arthroplasty; Joint replacement; Osteomyelitis; Periprosthetic joint infection; Prosthetic joint infection; Septic arthritis

PMID:
28366224
DOI:
10.1016/j.idc.2017.01.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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