Prosthetic Joint Infections

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Abstract

Prosthetic joint surgery is one of the most successful surgeries performed in current day practice, with significant patient and health economic benefits. The clinical and economic benefits of this surgery are undermined by the impact of prosthetic joint infections. These infections, whilst uncommon, are associated with substantial patient morbidity including the need for prolonged hospitalisation, repeat operations and antibiotic exposure. This book provides a comprehensive review of the up-to-date evidence for the epidemiology, diagnosis, management and prevention of prosthetic joint infections.

Knowledge about the best approaches to prevent these infections, in addition to understanding the underlying epidemiology, timely diagnosis, optimal management of prosthetic joint infections is critical to ensure the significant patient and societal benefits of this surgery continue to be realised.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages263
ISBN (Electronic)9783319652504
ISBN (Print)9783319652498
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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