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…

From OT Europe

Expert interview: Wound closure and infections in orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedics Today Europe, March 2019
Mike Reed, MD, FRCS, is a full-time hip and knee replacement surgeon with trauma commitments in a busy trauma unit, as well as the clinical director

From OT Europe

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

Orthopaedics Today Europe, March 2019
EFORT Open Reviews is the new open access journal from EFORT and Bone & Joint Publishing. All articles are free to read online with no…

Meeting News

Thorough debridement, sensitive ‘bug’ aid success of one-stage revision for PJI

February 21, 2019
PARK CITY, Utah — Although one-stage exchange is not widely used in North America to treat prosthetic joint infection, a presenter at the Joint…

In the Journals

Tantalum cones may yield excellent clinical, radiographic outcomes in patients with knee PJI

February 20, 2019
The use of tantalum cones in patients with massive bone defects who undergo septic knee revision surgery may yield excellent clinical and…

Meeting News

Procedure to treat infection after TJA may yield positive outcomes

Orthopedics Today, March 2019
PARK CITY, Utah — Use of debridement, antibiotics and implant retention may be beneficial in the treatment of infection after total joint…

Meeting News

Procedure to treat infection after TJA may yield positive outcomes

February 14, 2019
PARK CITY, Utah — Use of debridement, antibiotics and implant retention may be beneficial in the treatment of infection after total joint…

In the Journals

Osteomyelitis associated with higher rate of fragility fracture at any site

February 12, 2019
Among older men with osteomyelitis, the rate of fragility fracture at any major osteoporotic site is 78% higher compared with those without…