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Higher suggested cut-off values for PJI identified among obese patients

October 21, 2014

Read the Perspective from Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS

Higher suggested cut-off values for periprosthetic joint infection diagnosis were identified among obese patients who underwent revision total knee arthroplasty compared with patients who were not obese, according to study results.

Researchers collected body mass index, serum inflammatory markers and synovial fluid for 102 patients who underwent revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and analyzed for the highest area under the curve. Patients were classified as infected or non-infected and obese or non-obese and placed into four groups based on their classifications.

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