In the Journals

Study cites factors linked with increased reoperation after above-knee amputation

February 6, 2019
There is an increased chance for unplanned reoperation in patients who underwent above-knee amputation if they had prior revascularization, multiple…

From OT Europe

Factors in the risk of revision for PJI after hip and knee replacement: Evidence from England and Wales

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2019
Erik Lenguerrand, PhD; Michael Whitehouse, PhD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Prosthetic joint infection is a rare, but devastating complication that affects about 1% to 4% of the patients who receive a primary hip or knee…

From OT Europe

International conference: Advanced treatment of hip and knee pathology

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2019
The international conference about advanced treatment of hip and knee pathology will be held 25 to 26 April 2019 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. This conference…

Meeting News

One-stage exchange may yield better outcomes vs two-stage exchange in TJA

February 1, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Despite two-stage exchange being the traditional treatment method in North America for infected total joints, a presenter at…

In the JournalsPerspective

OVIVA: Oral therapy noninferior to IV therapy for bone and joint infections

January 30, 2019
Oral antibiotic therapy is noninferior to IV antibiotic therapy when used in the first 6 weeks of treatment for complex bone and joint infections…

Feature Article

Classic Markers for Infection Perform Poorly in Predicting Residual Infection Prior to Reimplantation

Orthopedics, January/February 2019, Volume 42 Issue 1
Two-stage exchange arthroplasty remains the treatment of choice for chronic periprosthetic joint infections. This retrospective study conducted…

Perspective

Tourniquet time linked with repaired Achilles tendon infection

Orthopedics Today, January 2019
Achilles tendon ruptures treated surgically had a low risk of infection and re-rupture, but these risks were greater in the presence of certain…

Point/Counter

Should metal hypersensitivity skin-patch testing be included in the usual preoperative total joint arthroplasty work-up?

Orthopedics Today, January 2019
I do not include metal sensitivity testing in the preoperative evaluation of patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty. Given the increased use of…

Cover Story

Metal allergy: A clinical conundrum

Orthopedics Today, January 2019
Modifiable patient factors, such as BMI, vitamin D levels and diabetes, can be optimized preoperatively to reduce the risk of infection and other…

Feature Article

Clinical Characteristics and Long-term Outcomes After Septic Arthritis of the Native Glenohumeral Joint: A 20-Year Retrospective Review

Orthopedics, January/February 2019, Volume 42 Issue 1
Septic arthritis of the native glenohumeral joint is rare, and there is little information available regarding the natural progression and long-term…

From OT Europe

EFORT webinar: Adverse reaction to implant materials

Orthopaedics Today Europe, January 2019
The next EFORT webinar is approaching and it is focused on adverse reaction to implant materials. It is organized by the EFORT Basic Research…

Cover Story

Medical optimization readies patients for successful orthopedic surgery

Orthopedics Today, December 2018
Preoperative medical optimization of patients is an approach orthopedic surgeons can use to reduce postoperative complications and improve the…

Meeting News

Proceedings of 2018 International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal Infection now available

December 12, 2018
The final consensus documents that resulted from the International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal Infection, which was held July 25-27, 2018…

Meeting News

Standard and newer testing methods may aid detection of joint infection

December 7, 2018
Denis Nam, MD, MSc, discussed some strategies to diagnose a periprosthetic infection following total joint arthroplasty, including newer tests that…

From OT Europe

How the approach to periprosthetic joint infection has evolved

Orthopaedics Today Europe, December 2018
Each year, one of the most important components of the EFORT Congress is the presence of an outstanding orthopaedic surgeon with international…

Feature Article

Projected Medicare Savings Associated With Lowering the Risk of Total Hip Arthroplasty Revision: An Administrative Claims Data Analysis

Orthopedics, January/February 2019, Volume 42 Issue 1
In the United States, demand for total hip arthroplasty (THA) and THA revision procedures are increasing due to an aging population, a longer life…

Feature Article

Outcomes of Prophylactic Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, November/December 2018, Volume 41 Issue 6
Negative pressure wound therapy is becoming more commonly used to prevent wound complications in joint arthroplasty, although few studies have…

Review Article

The Evidence Behind Peroxide in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedics, November/December 2018, Volume 41 Issue 6
Peroxide is a strong oxidizing agent and disinfectant frequently used in orthopedic surgery. The authors conducted a systematic literature review of…

Feature Article

Albumin Versus American Society of Anesthesiologists Score: Which Is More Predictive of Complications Following Total Joint Arthroplasty?

Orthopedics, November/December 2018, Volume 41 Issue 6
Malnutrition is not uncommon in arthroplasty patients, and hypoalbuminemia has been shown to be predictive of postoperative complications. The…

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A Review of Novel Antibiotic Regimens for the Treatment of Orthopedic Infections

Orthopedics, November/December 2018, Volume 41 Issue 6
As a result of the increasing numbers of joint replacement surgeries and other implant-associated procedures performed, the incidences of…