Meeting News

Patients with culture-negative PJIs required more operations to clear infection

March 17, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Patients who developed culture-negative infections following total joint arthroplasty required more operations to clear the…

Renal failure linked with higher PJI risk after TJA

Orthopedics Today, March 2017
Patients with end-stage renal failure who received hemodialysis had higher postoperative periprosthetic joint infection and in-hospital mortality…

Vancomycin powder likely cost-effective as prophylaxis for shoulder surgery infection

Orthopedics Today, March 2017
A breakeven analysis showed use of local vancomycin powder was cost-effective as prophylaxis against shoulder arthroplasty infection, according to…

Decrease in airborne colony-forming units linked with fewer implant-related infections

Orthopedics Today, March 2017
Recently published results showed a reduction in airborne colony-forming units during operations may effectively reduce the number of…

Patients with HIV had higher incidence of medical complications, stroke after TSA

Orthopedics Today, March 2017
Patients who are HIV-positive and undergo total shoulder arthroplasty experience a higher incidence of early medical complications, specifically…

From OT Europe

Revision hip arthroplasty and infection in shoulder arthroplasty: What do the experts know?

Orthopaedics Today Europe, March 2017
With the global increase in the need for arthroplasty, hip surgeons will need to perform more revision surgeries. Are you one of them? Do you wish to…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Paprosky discusses diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections

March 3, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, Wayne G. Paprosky, MD, FACS, discussed ways to diagnose periprosthetic joint…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenter discusses ways to reduce infections in TJA patients

March 2, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, Steven J. MacDonald, MD, FRCSC, discussed factors orthopedic surgeons can control…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Speaker discusses risk factors associated with VTE

February 24, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, Robert D. D’Ambrosia, MD, discussed risk factors associated with venous…

From OT Europe

Experts at 18th EFORT Annual Congress to focus on septic defects and small implants

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2017
Are you challenged by the need to achieve bone healing in an infected environment or, as a knee surgeon, do you have to evaluate the different types…

Researchers release updated guidelines on prevention of surgical site infections

January 31, 2017
Updated guidelines that detail the latest evidence to prevent surgical site infections before, during and after surgery have been published in the…

Case Report

Treatment of Atypical Compartment Syndrome Due to Proteus Infection

Orthopedics, January/February 2017, Volume 40 Issue 1
Compartment syndrome is an orthopedic emergency with a multitude of etiologies. Although it is most commonly associated with trauma to the extremity…

Feature Article

Visibility of Tinted Chlorhexidine Gluconate Skin Preparation on Varied Skin Pigmentations

Orthopedics, January/February 2017, Volume 40 Issue 1
Preoperative skin preparation with antimicrobial agents decreases the risk of surgical site infection, but concerns have been raised about the…

Review Article

Risk Factors for Perimegaprosthetic Infections After Tumor Resection

Orthopedics, January/February 2017, Volume 40 Issue 1
Periprosthetic joint infection remains one of the most challenging and pervasive complications following megaprosthetic replacement after tumor…

Meeting News

Speaker says BMI cut-off for TJA ‘unreasonable’

January 18, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii — A presenter at Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017 discussed difficulties orthopedic surgeons may face when performing total joint…

Meeting News

Speaker presents best ways to diagnose periprosthetic joint infection

January 13, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Although it can be difficult to diagnose periprosthetic joint infections, a speaker here said erythrocyte sedimentation rate…

Study: Inclusion of Zika virus warranted in diagnosis of congenital infections

Orthopedics Today, January 2017
Differential diagnosis of congenital infections and arthrogryposis should include congenital Zika virus, according to a study. “The Zika virus…

From OT Europe

Safe Orthopaedics announces Scientific Advisory Board

December 29, 2016
Safe Orthopaedics announced the appointment of four renowned European back surgeons to its Scientific Advisory Board. “With our technological…

In the Journals

Study: Culture-negative, culture-positive infections should receive similar treatment

December 28, 2016
Recently published results showed patients with culture-negative infections should be treated in a similar manner to patients with culture-positive…

Infection Watch

WHO, CDC issue guidelines for infection prevention

Orthopedics Today, December 2016
Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS; Noam Shohat, MD
As Desiderius Erasmus stated in the 15th century, prevention is better than cure. As the orthopedic community braces itself to deal with the…