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Spacer exchange prior to two-stage exchange for PJI yielded lower reimplantation success rates

July 31, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with periprosthetic joint infection experienced worse outcomes when they underwent debridement and spacer exchange…

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Megaprostheses for TKA yielded significant complications among septic patients

July 30, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty experienced significant complications when a megaprosthesis was used for septic…

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Patients with PJI had low correlation coefficients for ESR, CRP

July 30, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Results presented at the Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Open Scientific Meeting showed patients with periprosthetic…

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After irrigation and debridement, patients with acute hematogenous PJI yielded high failure rate

July 30, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with acute hematogenous periprosthetic joint infection experienced a higher failure rate when undergoing irrigation and…

Smith & Nephew announces NICE report on single-use negative pressure wound therapy

July 30, 2018
Smith & Nephew announced the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued a MedTech innovation briefing

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VIDEO: Parvizi discusses hot topics of International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal Infection

July 27, 2018
PHILADELPHIA At the International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal Infection, Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, spoke about the topics the…

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Delegates seek better care of patients with orthopedic infections through discussion, consensus

July 26, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Several hundred musculoskeletal and infection professionals from 98 countries joined with Jefferson Health and Rothman Institute…

Feature Article

Lyme Arthritis of the Pediatric Elbow: A Case Series

Orthopedics, July/August 2018, Volume 41 Issue 4
Most patients with untreated Lyme disease will experience joint symptoms. Owing to their resemblance in clinical presentation, Lyme arthritis and…

Feature Article

Preoperative Vitamin D Deficiency Is Associated With Higher Postoperative Complication Rates in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, July/August 2018, Volume 41 Issue 4
The purpose of this study was to determine the relative incidence of postoperative complications in 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25D)-deficient and…

Trending in OrthopedicsSupplemental Data

Effectiveness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the Management of Chronic Osteomyelitis: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Orthopedics, July/August 2018, Volume 41 Issue 4
Hyperbaric oxygen has been used as an adjunctive measure in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis. The aim of this systematic literature review was…

Meeting News

Swelling, time to surgery did not affect wound complications after ankle fracture surgery

July 19, 2018
BOSTON — Researchers found preoperative ankle swelling and time to surgery were not associated with a change in soft tissue outcomes after…

Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 73-year-old man with acute atraumatic shoulder pain 2 years after reverse TSA

Orthopedics Today, July 2018
Michael C. Fu, MD, MHS; Joseph J. Ruzbarsky, MD; Russell F. Warren, MD
A 73-year-old, right-hand dominant man presented with a 4-day history of right shoulder pain. He underwent reverse total shoulder arthroplasty in…

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VIDEO: Bacterial biofilms linked to tunnel widening in failed ACL reconstruction

July 9, 2018
SAN DIEGO At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, David C. Flanigan, MD, discussed a study that set out to determine…

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…

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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…