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Challenges in periprosthetic knee-joint infection

Sendi, Parham and Zimmerli, Werner. (2011) Challenges in periprosthetic knee-joint infection. The international journal of artificial organs, Vol. 34, H. 9. pp. 947-956.

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Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6005994

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Abstract

The number of knee arthroplasty procedures is growing and projected to further increase. The risk for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is estimated to be low (>1%). However, considering the increasing number of total knee arthroplasty, the increasing number of patients with multiple comorbidities, and the lifelong risk for acquiring hematogenous infection, the total number of PJI will further increase. Despite existing treatment concepts for PJI of the knee, there are still questions to solve, such as type of debridement surgery in case of implant retention, the role of a spacer from a microbiological perspective, and the optimal duration of antimicrobial therapy. In this REVIEW, these questions will be analyzed according to the available literature and the experience of the authors. Moreover, we REVIEW the most recent data on infection, risk factors, and microbiology of PJI.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Allgemeine innere Medizin Liestal (Zimmerli)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Allgemeine innere Medizin Liestal (Zimmerli)
UniBasel Contributors:Zimmerli, Werner
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Wichtig
ISSN:0391-3988
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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