Predictive value of infection after TJA improved with alpha-defensin test

Orthopedics Today, July 2017
SAN DIEGO — When its use is considered in addition to the traditional test results for periprosthetic joint infection, the alpha-defensin test…

In the Journals

Infection burden increases over 6 years in THA, TKA

July 6, 2017
Results from this study demonstrated the infection burden for total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty increased over 6 years among…

From OT Europe

EFORT Open Reviews: Annual Print Issue 2017

Orthopaedics Today Europe, July 2017
The EFORT Open Reviews print issue includes papers for all Instructional Lectures presented at the 18th EFORT Congress and replaces the traditional…

CommentaryFrom OT Europe

More consensus needed on postoperative infection in orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedics Today Europe, July 2017
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
At the recent 18th Annual EFORT Congress in Vienna, the interest in sessions about postoperative infection, especially its treatment, was noticeable…

Updated systematic review assesses VTE prophylaxis for TJR, hip fracture surgery

June 30, 2017
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Effective Health Care Program recently released an updated systematic review that assessed prevention…

Negative pressure wound therapy dressing minimized complications in TJA

Orthopedics Today, June 2017
Use of incisional negative pressure wound therapy dressings achieved predictable length of stay, eliminated excessive hospital stay and minimized…

CommentaryFrom OT Europe

A look back at the 18th EFORT Congress in Vienna

Orthopaedics Today Europe, June 2017
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
Looking back at the 18th EFORT Congress that ended a few days ago, I have a great feeling because it was well-attended with more than 6,000 congress…

In the Journals

Study: Optimal threshold synovial fluid values for PJI of the hip are lower than previously reported

June 5, 2017
Recently published results showed optimal synovial fluid white blood cell count and polymorphonuclear cell percentage for diagnosing chronic…

In the Journals

Percutaneous, open reduction for tibial shaft fractures yielded no increase in complications

May 31, 2017
Patients with closed tibia shaft fractures who underwent percutaneous or open reduction did not experience increased wound complications, infection…

From OT Europe

EFORT Open Reviews: A round-up of recently published articles

Orthopaedics Today Europe, June 2017
EFORT Open Reviews is the new open access journal from EFORT and Bone & Joint Publishing. All articles are free to read online with no…

Case Report

Deep Infections After Syndesmotic Fixation With a Suture Button Device

Orthopedics, May/June 2017, Volume 40 Issue 3
Suture button devices such as the TightRope (Arthrex, Naples, Florida) have been increasingly used for syndesmotic fixation of ankle fractures…

Feature Article

Elution Profiles of Two Methods of Antibiotic Tibial Nail Preparations

Orthopedics, May/June 2017, Volume 40 Issue 3
Interlocking nails coated with antibiotic-supplemented cement provide effective treatment of infected long bone nonunion, but the thicker coating on…

Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 77-year-old woman with right hip fluid collection, altered mental status

Orthopedics Today, May 2017
Eric M. Cohen, MD; Shaun P. Patel, MD; Valentin Antoci Jr., MD, PhD
A 77-year-old woman, who was found down at her home, was brought to the hospital by ambulance. Her mental status was altered. The patient’s…

Infection Watch

Role of microbiome in arthritic disease may be next frontier in medicine

Orthopedics Today, April 2017
Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS; Noam Shohat, MD; Majd Tarabichi, MD
Since Nobel Laureates J. Robin Warren, AC, and Barry J. Marshall, AC, FRACP, FRS, FAA, DSc, implicated Helicobacter pylori as a causative agent in…

Meeting News

Multiple intra-articular steroid hip injections linked with increased risk of PJI after THA

April 10, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Patients who received multiple intra-articular steroid hip injections prior to total hip arthroplasty experienced a high risk of…

From OT Europe

Total hip and total knee replacement: What experts want to hear

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2017
During the past 4 years, the EFORT Advanced Course on Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement has achieved great acceptance among our congress…

From OT Europe

EFORT Open Reviews: A round-up of recently published articles

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2017
EFORT Open Reviews is the new open access journal from EFORT and The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery. All articles are free to…

From OT Europe

EFORT FORA

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2017
Under the supervision of EFORT Fora Chair, Professor George Macheras, from Athens, Greece, EFORT is organizing 10 European Fora each year. Launched…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Iorio discusses modifiable risk factors, infection rates after TJA

April 3, 2017
SAN DIEGO — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Richard Iorio, MD, discussed modifiable risk factors for infection…

Tips & Techniques

Clinical Differences Between Monomicrobial and Polymicrobial Vertebral Osteomyelitis

Orthopedics, March/April 2017, Volume 40 Issue 2
Little literature exists examining differences in presentation and outcomes between monomicrobial and polymicrobial vertebral infections…