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


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…

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…