In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Older age, obesity cited as risk factors for deep SSI after plate fixation of proximal tibial fractures

November 9, 2016
Researchers of this study identified older patient age, obesity, alcohol abuse and specific fracture type as risk factors for deep surgical site…

Infection Watch

Next generation sequencing technology shows potential in management of periprosthetic joint infection

Orthopedics Today, November 2016
Majd Tarabichi, MD; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
In 1881, Robert Koch, MD, was credited for being the first person to develop the method for isolating infecting organisms using the culture medium…

From OT Europe

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

Orthopaedics Today Europe, November 2016
EFORT Open Reviews (EOR) is the new open access journal from EFORT and The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery. All articles are…

From OT Europe

DePuy Synthes launches Expert Tibial Nail PROtect with antibiotic coating

November 1, 2016
DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, announced the availability of Expert Tibial Nail PROtect, which has a

Meeting News

Combination benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin effectively reduced deep shoulder colonization of P. acnes

October 28, 2016
BOSTON — Deep shoulder colonization of Propionibacterium acnes during shoulder arthroscopy was safety and effectively reduced with the…

Meeting News

Low rate of distal peripheral neuropathy found after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

October 27, 2016
BOSTON — Patients have a low rate of distal peripheral neuropathy following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, with symptoms clearing up in most…

Meeting News

Infection, fixation failure considered indicators of reoperation in pelvic fractures

October 24, 2016
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Infection and fixation failure in operatively treated pelvic ring injuries were the most common indicators of unplanned…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Low complication rates seen following arthroscopic Latarjet

October 19, 2016
BOSTON — At the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, Laurent LaFosse, MD, said after arthroscopic Latarjet they found patients…

In the Journals

Above-knee amputation found to be more common than arthrodesis among failed infected TKAs

October 4, 2016
Patients with a failed infected total knee arthroplasty were more likely to undergo an above-knee amputation than an arthrodesis, according to…

Meeting News CoverageFrom OT Europe

Five important news items from the BOA Annual Congress

September 23, 2016 features the top five news items from the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress. More live coverage, including…

Meeting News CoverageFrom OT Europe

Strong, antibacterial surface may solve problems with external fixator pins

September 16, 2016
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND — Staphylococcus aureus colonies on titanium external fixation pins were significantly reduced when the pins…

Meeting News CoverageFrom OT Europe

Include musculoskeletal system, especially spine, in S. aureus septicemia workup

September 14, 2016
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND — Work up for Staphylococcus aureus septicemia should include the musculoskeletal system. Further, MRI scan of the…

In the Journals

Rivaroxaban linked with increased incidence of deep SSI after THA, TKA

September 13, 2016
Patients who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty and received rivaroxaban for thromboprophylaxis had a significantly increased incidence of deep…

In the Journals

Re-application of surgical site preparation solution linked with reduced SSIs in TJA

September 12, 2016
Recently published results showed a significant reduction in the rate of superficial surgical site infections when surgical site preparation…

CommentaryFrom OT Europe

Periprosthetic joint infection continues to be a hot topic in orthopaedics

Orthopaedics Today Europe, September 2016
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
For decades, periprosthetic joint infection has been focused on extensively at orthopaedic conferences, congresses and courses. However, interest in…

Zimmer Biomet acquires CD Diagnostics

August 16, 2016
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. announced it has acquired CD Diagnostics, according to a company press release. The financial terms of the transaction…

Infection Watch

Rethinking the role of antibiotics in bone cement

Orthopedics Today, August 2016
Andrew N. Fleischman, MD; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
H.W. Buchholz, MD, is credited as the first clinician to add antibiotics to polymethylmethacrylate cement. He thought the antibiotic would elute from…

Deep infection associated with nonunion, delayed healing after treatment for open fracture

Orthopedics Today, August 2016
Nonunion and delayed healing following open fracture were associated with deep infection and higher Gustilo grade, according to study results…

Cover StoryFrom OT Europe

Every surgical stage is critical in treatment of periprosthetic hip infection

Orthopaedics Today Europe, July 2016
Some orthopaedic hip arthroplasty surgeons in Europe are now performing more one-stage revision procedures to treat periprosthetic hip infections…

Feature Article

Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Infections in Orthopedic-Related Devices and Prosthetic Joints

Orthopedics, July/August 2016, Volume 39 Issue 4
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase–producing Enterobacteriaceae have increasingly become a public health issue in a variety of infections, including…