Meeting News

Antibiotic pretreatment did not reduce surgical culture yield

March 9, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Antibiotic pretreatment in pediatric patients with hematogenous infections did not reduce surgical culture yield, according to…

Meeting News

Speaker: Identify risk factors for kidney dysfunction with gentamicin prophylaxis

March 8, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Patients who receive a low dose of gentamicin for type 3 open fracture prophylaxis showed kidney dysfunction and other symptoms…

Meeting News

Soft tissue management, plastic surgery decreased limb loss in TKA patients with wound complications

March 8, 2018
NEW ORLEANS —  The risk of limb loss in patients with compromised soft tissue envelopes after total knee arthroplasty decreased with…

Meeting News

Early reoperation after THA yielded higher risk for infection, wound complications

March 6, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Patients who returned to the operating room within 90 days after primary total hip arthroplasty had a significantly higher risk…

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VIDEO: Poor outcomes in patients with acute, traumatic wound dehiscence who undergo TKA

March 6, 2018
NEW ORLEANS At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Robert A. Sershon, MD, spoke about a study which looked at…

In the Journals

Antibiotic-loaded cement spacers yielded elevated systemic antibiotic concentrations after TJA

March 2, 2018
Among patients with periprosthetic joint infection, use of high-dose antibiotic-loaded cement spacers yielded elevated systemic antibiotic…

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VIDEO: Presenter spoke about prophylaxis for VTE

February 20, 2018
KOLOA, Hawaii – At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2018, Robert D’Ambrosia, MD, spoke about prophylaxis for VTE.

In the Journals

Next-generation sequencing may help identify causative organisms in PJI

January 24, 2018
Next-generation sequencing, in combination with culture collection, may help identify causative organisms in culture-negative periprosthetic joint…

In the JournalsPerspectiveFrom OT Europe

Risk of surgical site infection after lower limb implant removal not reduced with cefazolin

January 16, 2018
A single preoperative dose of IV cefazolin did not reduce the risk of surgical site infection within 30 days following removal of orthopedic implants…

In the Journals

Irrigation and debridement, component retention seen as viable option for treating hip infection

January 15, 2018
In a contemporary series, investigators found irrigation, debridement and component retention for hip infection had a high rate of success…

In the Journals

Black children experience higher risk of mortality after surgery

January 10, 2018
Risk factors for mortality after surgery, including use of ventilation, oxygen support and wound infections, are more prevalent in black children…

In the JournalsPerspective

Increased risk of SSI seen in MRSA-colonized patients who underwent THA or TKA

January 3, 2018
Results from a recently published study demonstrated MRSA-colonized patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty had a…

Cover Story

Take intraoperative steps to reduce joint infection risk

Orthopedics Today, January 2018
With an increasing number of total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty procedures being performed in the United States, the rate of failure…


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…