In the Journals

Open fractures from watercraft injuries yielded high rates of infection, amputation

July 2, 2018
Patients who experienced open orthopedic fractures sustained from watercrafts had a high rate of postoperative infection, nonunion and amputation…

From OT Europe

July consensus meeting on orthopaedic infection to involve workgroups, subspecialty delegates

June 20, 2018
The incidence of surgical site infection after orthopaedic procedures continues to increase and have a potential affect on the success of procedures…

Infection Watch

Time for the next consensus meeting on orthopedic infections

Orthopedics Today, June 2018
Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
It has been 5 years since the first International Consensus Meeting on Periprosthetic Joint Infection was held. That meeting, held in Philadelphia…

In the JournalsPerspective

Infection risk increased with perioperative hemoglobin levels after shoulder arthroplasty in patients with diabetes

June 12, 2018
As perioperative hemoglobin A1c levels increased, risks for wound complications and deep infection increased in patients with diabetes who underwent…

In the JournalsPerspective

Study: Unfractionated heparin should not be used with aspirin following THA, TKA as VTE prophylaxis

June 11, 2018
Investigators of a study published in Orthopedics said unfractionated heparin should not be used as an additional mode of venous thromboembolism…

Meeting News

Presenter discusses infection risk, management of open fractures

June 7, 2018
BOULDER, Colo. — Although the risk of infection may increase with open fracture, early administration of prophylactic antibiotics may decrease…

Peptilogics receives qualified infection disease product designation for PJI treatment

June 4, 2018
Peptilogics announced the FDA granted qualified infection disease product designation to PLG0206 for the treatment of prosthetic joint infections…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Alpha defensin lateral flow test yielded high specificity, limited sensitivity for PJI

May 24, 2018
Although use of the alpha defensin lateral flow test was rapid and highly specific for diagnosing periprosthetic joint infection, results published…

Proper IV self-infusion may reduce infection risk in patients with hemophilia

May 24, 2018
Educating patients with hemophilia on the proper use of IV self-infusion may significantly reduce the risk of periprosthetic joint infection after…

In the Journals

Risk calculator identified several risk factors for development of PJI after TJA

May 23, 2018
A validated, preoperative risk calculator identified several risk factors for the development of periprosthetic joint infection after total joint…

Feature Article

Atypical Mycobacterial Infections of the Upper Extremity

Orthopedics, May/June 2018, Volume 41 Issue 3
Atypical mycobacterial infections of upper extremity synovial-lined structures are often misdiagnosed and unrecognized. Despite an increasing…

Review Article

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Procalcitonin as a Marker of Postoperative Orthopedic Infections

Orthopedics, May/June 2018, Volume 41 Issue 3
Procalcitonin is a serologic marker that increases in response to inflammatory stimuli, especially those of bacterial origin. Postoperative…

Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 12-year-old boy with a 1-month history of left hip pain

Orthopedics Today, May 2018
Lucas G. Teske, MD; Allston J. Stubbs IV, MD
A 12-year-old boy with a past medical history of left iliac crest bone graft for pharyngoplasty/cleft palate repair performed 5 years prior to…

Perspective

SSI in non-idiopathic scoliosis showed susceptibility to aminoglycosides

Orthopedics Today, April 2018
Pediatric patients undergoing growth-friendly surgery for non-idiopathic scoliosis experienced a decrease in gram-negative rod susceptibility to…

Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 76-year-old man with an atypical presentation of extensor lag

Orthopedics Today, April 2018
Michael J. McKernan, MD; Kirstin E. Acus; Raymond W. Acus III, MD
A 76-year-old African-American man presented to the ED after a fall from standing the day prior. His chief complaint was an inability to extend his…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenters said antibiotic-eluting ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene yielded promising results for infection treatment

April 13, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Harry E. Rubash, MD, and Ebru Oral, PhD, spoke about a…

In the Journals

One-stage revision THA yielded efficacy similar to two-stage revision for PJI

April 6, 2018
Results published in the European Journal of Epidemiology showed one-stage revision total hip arthroplasty for treatment of periprosthetic joint…

From OT Europe

19th EFORT Congress: How experts deal with infection-related bone loss

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2018
Every orthopaedic surgeon has faced infection during his or her career. Indeed, today, the use of orthopaedic implants is a common practice and…

In the Journals

Bacteremia may increase risk of developing subsequent PJI

April 5, 2018
Compared with previous studies, results published in The Journal of Arthroplasty showed patients with multiple prosthetic joints had a lower risk of…

Colorado hospital warns patients of potential exposure to HIV, hepatitis

April 5, 2018
A Colorado hospital has warned patients they may have been exposed to serious infections through improperly sterilized surgical instruments…