Prosthetic joint infection: Challenges of diagnosis and treatment

Trisha N. Peel, Kirsty L. Buising, Peter F M Choong

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Abstract

Arthroplasty for arthritis has led to remarkable improvement in patient quality of life and alleviation of symptoms. A major complication of this surgery is infection. This review examines current understanding of epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of prosthetic joint infections. In particular, this article focuses on the role of biofilm formation in the pathogenesis of device infections and the diagnostic and treatment challenges associated with this process. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-39
Number of pages8
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Volume81
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arthroplasty infection
  • Bone and joint infection
  • Infectious disease
  • Orthopaedic surgery

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