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Marko Bumbaširević, Aleksandar Lesic, Tomislav Palibrk, Darko Milovanovic, Milan Zoka, Tamara Kravić-Stevović, and Stanisa Raspopovic

Introduction Amputations and, consequently, prostheses as their most immediate solution, have a long history, starting with hooks and other prosthetic replacements of the Middle Ages, continuing to Ambroise Paré’s mechanical hand ( Fig. 1

Thomas J. Holme, Marta Karbowiak, Jennifer Clements, Ritesh Sharma, Johnathan Craik, and Najab Ellahee

prosthetic total joint replacement. Materials and methods Search strategy We conducted an online systematic literature search in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. It was

Christoph H. Lohmann, Sanjiv Rampal, Martin Lohrengel, and Gurpal Singh

Why it is important for an orthopaedic surgeon to know about imaging modalities in peri-prosthetic assessment Imaging is one essential part in the work-up of patients with total joint replacements. Although the actual scans are not done by the

Gerhard M. Hobusch, Kevin Döring, Rickard Brånemark, and Reinhard Windhager

success depends on thoughtful patient selection. 10 In parallel, surgical improvements, new prosthetic solutions and personal demands for higher activity levels accompanied with modern measurement instruments such as gait analysis and patient

Donald J. Davidson, David Spratt, and Alexander D. Liddle

Introduction Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is one of the most feared complications of arthroplasty surgery due to its resistance to therapy with existing antibiotics. 1 It is a major cause of failure in arthroplasty, being the leading

Tommaso Bonanzinga, Matteo Carlo Ferrari, Piergiuseppe Tanzi, Filippo Vandenbulcke, Akos Zahar, and Maurilio Marcacci

Introduction Prosthetic joint infections (PJI) occur in 0.7% to 2.4% of patients and are responsible for 15% of failed total hip arthroplasties and 25% of revision total knee arthroplasties. 1 , 2 Almost any microorganism can cause PJI

Pablo A. Slullitel, José I. Oñativia, Martin A. Buttaro, Marisa L. Sánchez, Fernando Comba, Gerardo Zanotti, and Francisco Piccaluga

Introduction Being the third most common cause of revision surgery following primary total hip arthroplasty (THA), peri-prosthetic joint infection (PJI) constitutes one of the most undesired complications, with a prevalence of 0.3% to 2

J R W Crutsen, M C Koper, J Jelsma, M Heymans, I C Heyligers, B Grimm, N M C Mathijssen, and M G M Schotanus

debris (ARMD) ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ). There is also an increasing number of case reports describing systemic reactions in relation to elevated blood cobalt concentrations known as prosthetic hip-associated cobalt toxicity (PHACT) ( 5 , 6 ). Increased

Theofilos Karachalios and George A. Komnos

Introduction Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) represents one of the most devastating complications in joint arthroplasty, with a prevalence of 1–2% after primary joint replacement and 4% after revision. 1 , 2 It is also the most common

Andy Craig, S W King, B H van Duren, V T Veysi, S Jain, and J Palan

Joint Registry (NJR) data indicating 10-year revision rates of approximately 2% for a number of commonly used prostheses ( 6 ). Nonetheless, prosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains a devastating complication. Of all single- and first-stage revisions (of