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…


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…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Hyperbaric oxygen may be useful for chronic osteomyelitis

August 17, 2018
Results published in Orthopedics showed hyperbaric oxygen may safely manage and be a potentially useful adjunctive intervention for chronic…

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VIDEO: Patients on biologics for rheumatoid arthritis had higher rates of Staphylococcus aureus

August 3, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — At the Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Open Scientific Meeting, Andy O. Miller, MD, infectious disease specialist at…

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Study showed variation in time to incubation among culture samples

August 3, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Results presented here showed variability in the time to transport, process and incubate culture samples, with almost half of…

Meeting News

Next-generation sequencing less commonly identified P. acnes vs routine culture

August 2, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Propionibacterium acnes from primary shoulder surgery was less commonly identified with next-generation sequencing compared…

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VIDEO: Presenter speaks about the evaluation of culture-negative PJI with next-generation sequencing

August 1, 2018
PHILADELPHIA At the Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Open Scientific Meeting, Karan Goswami, MD, discussed a study that evaluated…

Meeting News

Treatment success rates of PJI varied by definition of success

August 1, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Depending on the definition for success of periprosthetic joint infection treatment, results presented at the Musculoskeletal…

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VIDEO: Chen says increased soft tissue thickness impacts PJI rates after TKA

July 31, 2018
PHILADELPHIA At the Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Open Scientific Meeting, Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA, discussed a study that found…

Meeting News

Spacer exchange prior to two-stage exchange for PJI yielded lower reimplantation success rates

July 31, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with periprosthetic joint infection experienced worse outcomes when they underwent debridement and spacer exchange…