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Does intraoperative use of vancomycin powder help reduce prosthetic joint infection?

Orthopedics Today, January 2018
The administration of vancomycin powder into orthopedic surgical wounds has been well described in the setting of posterior spinal fusion. With the…

Chronic shoulder arthroplasty infection is amenable to two-stage reimplantation

Orthopedics Today, January 2018
The type of infectious organism, patient factors and timing of a revision procedure play critical roles in appropriate treatment of infection after…

In the Journals

Gram-negative organisms after spine surgery were not reduced with vancomycin powder

December 27, 2017
Although vancomycin powder was associated with a reduction in gram-positive organisms in spine deformity reconstruction surgeries, researchers also…

FDA News

FDA launches tool to improve antibiotic usage

December 13, 2017
The FDA announced the launch of a new website that streamlines its approach to updating critical information regarding antibiotics and antifungal…

In the JournalsPerspective

Obese patients at greater risk for infection after adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correction

December 10, 2017
Patients who underwent posterior spinal fusion for the correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and were obese had a greater risk for…

In the Journals

Infection risk after hip arthroscopy affected by timing of intra-articular hip injection

December 8, 2017
Patients who received a preoperative intra-articular hip injection within 3 months of hip arthroscopy experienced an increased risk of infection…

Meeting News

Increased trends in PJI rates found among patients undergoing revision THA

November 27, 2017
DALLAS— Data presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting showed an increasing trend of periprosthetic joint…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Intraosseous regional prophylaxis yielded higher tissue concentrations after TKA in high BMI patients

November 22, 2017
DALLAS — At the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, Simon W. Young, MBChB, FRCS, spoke about a study that found…

Feature Article

Complications Associated With Pelvic External Fixation

Orthopedics, November/December 2017, Volume 40 Issue 6
An external fixator is an essential tool for treating unstable pelvic ring injuries but its use carries risks, including pin-site infections and…

Meeting News

Povidone-iodine irrigation used in TKR cases led to reduced SSI rates

November 7, 2017
DALLAS — Dilute povidone-iodine intraoperative irrigation had the greatest impact on surgical site rates among three stepwise measures…

Infection Watch

Fungal PJI: More than just a prosthetic infection

Orthopedics Today, November 2017
Karan Goswami, MD; Feng-Chih Kuo, MD; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
Management of periprosthetic joint infection is challenging on many accounts. Fungal periprosthetic joint infections are particularly difficult to…

Meeting News

Rule out infection, adverse local tissue reaction during investigation of THA instability

November 5, 2017
DALLAS — When a hip becomes unstable after total hip arthroplasty, the orthopedic surgeon should investigate it with a history and physical…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Screening, treatment protocol for Staphylococcus linked with reduced infections after fracture repair

October 24, 2017
VANCOUVER, British Columbia —  At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Saam Morshed, MD, said a

Industry News

NuVasive receives expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for magnetic, limb lengthening system

October 12, 2017
The FDA has granted NuVasive expanded 510(k) clearance for the Precice system from NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics. The expanded indications now…

In the JournalsPerspective

Within 1 year of spacer placement and removal of infected hip implant, 16% of patients retained spacers

October 11, 2017
Results from this study demonstrated that at 1 year after removal of a total hip arthroplasty implant followed by placement of a cement spacer for…

Review Article

Perioperative Management of Rheumatoid Medications in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedics, September/October 2017, Volume 40 Issue 5
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disorder known to cause progressive joint destruction. Over time, untreated RA can lead…

Thorough preoperative evaluation may reduce infections

September 15, 2017
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Thoroughly assessing a patient prior to surgery can go a long way toward decreasing the patient’s postoperative…

In the Journals

K. kingae bacteria in throat linked to bone, joint infection in children

September 6, 2017
Of the children who experienced bone or joint infection, 71% had the identical Kingella kingae bacterium present in their throats, suggesting that

From OT Europe

EFORT-approved event: Ninth International Knee Arthroplasty Symposium

Orthopaedics Today Europe, September 2017
Every 2 years since October 2001, the Trauma and Musculoskeletal Diseases Foundation and the Zeromski Hospital’s Department of Orthopaedic and…

From OT Europe

EFORT FORA

Orthopaedics Today Europe, September 2017
EFORT is organizing 10 European Fora each year, under the supervision of EFORT Fora Chair, Professor George Macheras from Athens. Launched in 2002…