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
prosthetic total joint replacement.
Materials and methods
We conducted an online systematic literature search in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. It was
Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) has been identified as the second most common cause of revision after knee arthroplasty and the fourth commonest cause in hips, in the United Kingdom ( 1 ). This may be a major underestimation as
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
success depends on thoughtful patient selection.
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. DavidsonResearch Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University College London, London, UK Department of Microbial Diseases, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, London, UK
Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is one of the most feared complications of arthroplasty surgery due to its resistance to therapy with existing antibiotics.
It is a major cause of failure in arthroplasty, being the leading
Michael A SchuetzJamieson Trauma Institute, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Peter F M ChoongDepartment of Surgery, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia Department of Orthopaedics, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is one of the most devastating post-surgical complications for a patient undergoing a total joint arthroplasty (TJA). As one of the leading causes of joint replacement failure, PJI causes implant
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.
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Almost any microorganism can cause PJI
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
I C HeyligersDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Zuyderland Medical Center, Sittard-Geleen-Heerlen, the Netherlands School of Health Professions Education (SHE), Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands
M G M SchotanusDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Zuyderland Medical Center, Sittard-Geleen-Heerlen, the Netherlands School of Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands
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 ).