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J Bone Jt Infect. 2018 Nov 11;3(5):245-248. doi: 10.7150/jbji.29289. eCollection 2018.

Accuracy of Synovial Leukocyte and Polymorphonuclear Cell Count in Patients with Shoulder Prosthetic Joint Infection.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
2
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Abstract

Joint aspiration in suspected infected implants is a validated diagnostic method in establishing the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection (PJI). Cut-off values for synovial leukocyte counts and differentials are well described for patients with hip and knee PJI. In 19 failed shoulder implants, a leucocyte count of >12.2 G/L had a sensitivity and specificity of 92% and 100% respectively; A differential of >54% neutrophils had a sensitivity of 100 % and a specificity of 75%.

KEYWORDS:

cell count; prosthetic joint infection; shoulder arthroplasty; synovial fluid

Conflict of interest statement

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interest exists.

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