In the Journals

Rapid musculoskeletal diagnostic panel could improve care of children

July 10, 2019
Findings from a retrospective analysis suggested that the use of a rapid musculoskeletal diagnostic panel, or MDP, could have shortened the time it…


Researchers push for revision of IDSA diabetic foot infection classification

June 28, 2019
Researchers suggested that diabetic foot osteomyelitis — which results in worse outcomes compared with soft tissue infections — should be…

In the Journals

Traditional laboratory markers may hold low diagnostic utility for PJI in immunosuppressed patients

June 27, 2019
White blood cell counts and inflammatory markers may hold lower diagnostic utility among patients in an immunosuppressed state who experienced…

Meeting NewsFrom OT EuropeVideo

VIDEO: Biomarkers, next generation sequencing may help solve problem of PJI

June 25, 2019
LISBON, Portugal — In this exclusive video from the EFORT Annual Congress, Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, summarizes his Erwin Morscher Honorary…

In the JournalsPerspective

White blood cell/bone marrow imaging yielded poor diagnosis of chronic shoulder PJI

June 24, 2019
Use of white blood cell/bone marrow single-photon emission CT with standard CT for diagnosis of chronic infection in failed shoulder arthroplasty…

In the JournalsPerspective

Polymicrobial flora, gram-negative organisms seen in pelvic endoprostheses affected by infection following tumor resection

June 17, 2019
In patients with pelvic endoprostheses affected by infection following tumor resection, infections were mostly polymicrobial flora, caused by…

Feature Article

Despite the Safety of Preoperative Cefazolin for Patients With Non-anaphylactic Penicillin Allergy, 20% of Practitioners Avoid Its Use

Orthopedics, September/October 2019, Volume 42 Issue 5
Cefazolin is commonly used for surgical site infection prophylaxis due to its low cost and effective coverage. However, it is controversial to use…

Meeting NewsFrom OT Europe

Parvizi calls for change in approaches to PJI in honorary lecture at EFORT Congress

June 6, 2019
LISBON, Portugal — The evolution that is underway within periprosthetic joint infection will depend on better understanding the current and…

FDA allows marketing of first diagnostic test kit to help detect periprosthetic joint infections

May 24, 2019
The FDA announced marketing authorization of the Synovasure Lateral Flow Test Kit by CD Diagnostics Inc. to help detect periprosthetic joint…

In the JournalsPerspective

Irrigation and debridement linked with increased failure rate in patients with acute hematogenous vs acute postsurgical PJI

May 22, 2019
Irrigation and debridement correlated with a higher failure rate in patients with an acute hematogenous periprosthetic joint infection than in…


Similar efficacy seen for one-stage revision THR, two-stage revision THR for PJI

Orthopedics Today, May 2019
Results published in the European Journal of Epidemiology showed one-stage revision total hip replacement to treat periprosthetic joint infection was…

Meeting News

Corticosteroid injection in the early postoperative period after knee arthroscopy increased infection risk

May 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients who received corticosteroid injection 2 to 4 weeks after simple knee arthroscopy procedures were associated with a higher…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Surgery without tourniquet may prove advantageous vs tourniquet use

May 6, 2019
Although tourniquet use during surgery has its advantages, presenters at a meeting noted in some cases it may do more harm than good.

Meeting News

SSI infection rates differ by sex, procedures

April 30, 2019
A patient’s sex plays a factor in determining the likelihood of a surgical site infection, or SSI, and the sex-based risk varies based on the…

In the Journals

Debridement, antibiotics and implant retention seen as viable treatment for PJI after TKA

April 18, 2019
According to recently published results, debridement, antibiotics and implant retention was as viable and safe treatment for periprosthetic infection…

Review Article

A Systematic Review of the Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis Score and Its Utility in Orthopedics for Diagnosing Necrotizing Fasciitis in Adults

Orthopedics, May/June 2019, Volume 42 Issue 3
Given its association with trauma and surgery, necrotizing fasciitis is a disease orthopedists are likely to encounter. The laboratory risk indicator…

From OT Europe

EFORT webinar on one-stage vs two-stage for hip infection: Tips and tricks

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2019
The next EFORT webinar is just around the corner. The webinar, “One-Stage vs. Two-Stage in Hip Infection: Tips & Tricks,” is…

Feature Article

Surgical Outcomes in Endoscopic Versus Open Bursectomy of the Septic Prepatellar or Olecranon Bursa

Orthopedics, July/August 2019, Volume 42 Issue 4
In this study, the authors investigated the viability of endoscopic bursectomy as a treatment for septic prepatellar and olecranon bursitis…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenters discuss upcoming drug trial of treatment for PJI with local antibiotic irrigation

March 14, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Brian deBeaubien, MD, and Bryan D. Springer, MD, spoke

Meeting News

Favorable results seen with constrained tripolar liners for recurrent dislocated hips

March 13, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Favorable 10-year results were seen after constrained tripolar liners were used at a single institution for recurrent dislocation…