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…

Trending in Orthopedics

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…

Case Report

Intramedullary Antibiotic Delivery for Emphysematous Osteomyelitis of the Femur

Orthopedics, January/February 2019, Volume 42 Issue 1
The authors present a case of bilateral femoral emphysematous osteomyelitis caused by Escherichia coli in a 60-year-old woman with rheumatoid…

Meeting News

Intrawound vancomycin powder may reduce SSI rate in patients with tibial plateau, pilon fractures

October 19, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Use of vancomycin powder compared with the standard of care reduced the rate of gram-positive surgical site infections in…

Point/Counter

What is the cost-effectiveness profile of TJA performed with bone cement that contains antibiotics?

Orthopedics Today, October 2018
As infection remains the most devastating cause of failure and reoperation after total knee arthroplasty, antibiotic-loaded cement has been…

Cover Story

Mixed data prompt questions on antibiotic bone cement

Orthopedics Today, October 2018
Musculoskeletal and infection professionals from 98 countries convened July 25-27, 2018 at the International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal…

Feature Article

Sonication Improves the Diagnosis of Megaprosthetic Infections

Orthopedics, January/February 2019, Volume 42 Issue 1
Limited data are available for the diagnosis of patients with tumors with infected endoprosthetic reconstructions. The purpose of this study was to…

Meeting News

Speaker presents diagnostic criteria for shoulder infection

October 12, 2018
CHICAGO — At the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Symposium, Eric T. Ricchetti, MD, presented recommended standardized protocols for…

Meeting News

Infection management in shoulder defined by timing, organism type

October 12, 2018
CHICAGO — Management of infection in the shoulder is based on the timing of the infection, the host and organism type, according to research…

In the Journals

Costs quadruple when SSIs develop after hip, knee replacements

September 15, 2018
The total 1-year health care cost for patients who develop complex surgical site infections, or SSIs, following hip and knee replacements is more…

FDA News

FDA unveils new plan to kickstart drug development for resistant bacteria

September 14, 2018
The FDA announced today a 5-year plan to promote the development of new antimicrobials for drug-resistant bacteria. The plan includes changes to the…

In the Journals

Increased physician awareness may decrease infection incidence, implant cost

September 13, 2018
Recently published results showed a decrease in craniotomy and ventricular shunt infection incidence, as well as significant cost savings, when…

In the JournalsPerspective

Blood glucose levels may signal periprosthetic joint infection after total joint arthroplasty

September 11, 2018
There was a correlation between postoperative glucose levels and an increased risk of periprosthetic joint infection after total joint arthroplasty…

In the Journals

SSIs following hip, knee replacements will increase by 14% if HHS goal not met

September 10, 2018
Unless rates are reduced, researchers predict that surgical site infections following knee and hip arthroplasties will increase by 14% between 2020…

One-third of orthopedic trauma patients did not meet new CDC SSI definition

August 30, 2018
About one-third patients at a level 1 trauma center did not meet the CDC definition for acute postoperative infection following fracture fixation, a…