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…

Feature Article

Patient Factors Associated With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Septic Arthritis in Children

Orthopedics, March/April 2018, Volume 41 Issue 2
Staphylococcus aureus is the most common causative organism in pediatric septic arthritis, with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)…

Feature Article

Leukocyte Esterase Strip Test: A Rapid and Reliable Method for the Diagnosis of Infections in Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, March/April 2018, Volume 41 Issue 2
The reliability of the leukocyte esterase (LE) strip test needs further investigation. A total of 204 joints suspected of having periprosthetic joint…

Feature Article

Host Factors Affect the Outcome of Arthroscopic Lavage Treatment of Septic Arthritis of the Knee

Orthopedics, March/April 2018, Volume 41 Issue 2
The purpose of this study was to determine the prognostic factors related to the outcome of lavage surgery in patients with septic arthritis of the…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenter said prevention protocol reduces infection rate in high-risk TJA patients

March 21, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Richard Iorio, MD, spoke about a study that evaluated the use of…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenter notes low 30-day morbidity, complication rates seen with joint preservation surgery

March 19, 2018
NEW ORLEANSAt the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Pablo G. Castañeda, MD, discussed a study that compared…

Infection Watch

Beyond culture: What is matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry?

Orthopedics Today, March 2018
Kier Blevins, BA; Karan Goswami, MD; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
Pathogen identification remains a challenge and culture methods have limitations. Novel molecular methods have become clinically available…

Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 70-year-old man with 3 months of worsening left shoulder pain following TSA

Orthopedics Today, March 2018
Evan E. Vellios, MD; Frank A. Petrigliano, MD
A 70-year-old right-hand-dominant man presented to the orthopedic clinic with 3 months of worsening left shoulder pain after having undergone total…