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Infection knee arthroplasty

Sandrine Mariaux, Ulrika Furustrand Tafin, Olivier Borens
Introduction : When treating periprosthetic joint infection with a two-stage procedure, antibiotic-impregnated spacers can be used in the interval between prosthetic removal and reimplantation. In our experience, cultures of sonicated spacers are most often negative. The objective of the study was to assess whether that sonication causes an elution of antibiotics, leading to elevated antibiotic concentrations in the sonication fluid inhibiting bacterial growth and thus causing false-negative cultures. Methods : A prospective monocentric study was performed from September 2014 to March 2016...
2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Infection
Aldo Riesgo, Frank Liporace
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is one of the most catastrophic and difficult to manage complications following total hip and total knee arthroplasty. As the number of total joint arthroplasties continues to increase, the burden of PJI will continue to further strain resources. As such, orthopedic surgeons consider four principles crucial in appropriately managing difficult or complex cases of PJI: identification, debridement, antibiotics, and patience. Indications and techniques for nonoperative treatment, debridement with implant retention, and one- and two-stage exchange arthroplasty are reviewed...
March 2018: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
Junren Lu, Jing Han, Chi Zhang, Zhenjun Yao, Yi Yang
Although two-stage revision surgery is generally considered as the gold standard treatment for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after total knee arthroplasty, the procedure is limited by the costs of commercially preformed spacers used for treatment. In this work, we aim to report a modified approach by which the cost of the spacer could be significantly reduced without compromising eradication of infection. Between 2010 and 2016, we performed a total of 11 two-stage revision arthroplasties using a surgically handmade spacer with a new polyethylene insert...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Ahmed Siddiqi, Nicole E George, Peter B White, Bartlomiej W Szczech, John V Thompson, Jennifer I Etcheson, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Alexander T Caughran, Ronald E Delanois, James Nace
INTRODUCTION: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) following primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a challenging complication for surgeons and patients alike. Although two-stage revision arthroplasty remains the gold standard PJI management in the United States, one-stage revision has had success in many parts of Europe. The aim of this study was to retrospectively review: 1) ultimate treatment success; 2) necessary antibiotic duration; 3) change in knee range of motion (ROM); and 4) final Knee Society Scores (KSS) in a case series of patients managed with retention of articulating antibiotic spacers following PJI...
March 12, 2018: Surgical Technology International
Kevin L Garvin, Ryan E Miller, Todd M Gilbert, Anthony M White, Elizabeth R Lyden
BACKGROUND: Two-stage reimplantation has consistently yielded high rates of success for patients with chronic prosthetic joint infection, although results more than 5 years after reimplantation are not commonly reported. Numerous factors may contribute to the risk of reinfection, although these factors-as well as the at-risk period after reimplantation-are not well characterized. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What is the risk of reinfection after reimplantation for prosthetic joint infection at a minimum of 5 years? (2) Is the bacteriology of the index infection associated with late reinfection? (3) Is the presence of bacteria at the time of reimplantation associated with late reinfection? METHODS: Between 1995 and 2010, we performed 97 two-stage revisions in 93 patients for prosthetic joint infection of the hip or knee, and all are included in this retrospective study...
February 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Christopher T Born, Joseph A Gil, Joey P Johnson
Periprosthetic fractures around total knee arthroplasty have become an increasingly common and challenging orthopaedic problem. Appropriate management of these fractures depends on careful scrutiny of radiographs and a thorough clinical history to exclude the diagnosis of a periprosthetic infection. In a periprosthetic tibial fracture with a stable, well-aligned tibial component and well-aligned mechanical tibial axis, the fracture can be successfully managed with closed reduction and cast immobilization; meticulous follow-up is essential to ensure that the alignment is maintained...
March 9, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Adam I Edelstein, Kamil T Okroj, Thea Rogers, Craig J Della Valle, Scott M Sporer
BACKGROUND: Treatment of periprosthetic joint infections commonly involves insertion of an antibiotic-loaded cement spacer (ACS). The risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) related to use of antibiotic spacers has not been well defined. We aimed to identify the incidence of and risk factors for AKI after placement of an ACS. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study of patients with an infected primary total hip or knee arthroplasty treated with ACSs with vancomycin, gentamicin, and tobramycin...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Zehra Çağla Karakoç, Uğur Haklar
Surgical site infections (SSI) are among the most important complications in knee arthroplasty. In this article we aim to retrospectively evaluate effects of preoperative multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of focal infections in primary knee arthroplasty patients operated by a single surgeon in a single center. A total of 93 patients undergoing 120 primary knee arthroplasty operations were included in the study. In the preoperative assessment all patients were consulted by infectious diseases, otorhinolaryngology (ENT) and dentistry departments, and female patients additionally by gynecology departments to evaluate and treat possible focal infections...
March 1, 2018: Le Infezioni in Medicina
Matthew P Kelly, Heather A Prentice, Wei Wang, Brian H Fasig, Dhiren S Sheth, Elizabeth W Paxton
BACKGROUND: Previous studies evaluating reasons for 30-day readmissions following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) may underestimate hospital-based utilization of healthcare resources during a patient's episode-of-care. We sought to identify common reasons for 90-day emergency department (ED) visits and hospital readmissions following primary elective unilateral TJA. METHODS: Patients from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015 having primary elective TJA and at least one 90-day postoperative ED-only visit and/or readmission for any reason were identified using the Kaiser Permanente Total Joint Replacement Registry...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
James A Browne, Jourdan M Cancienne, Aaron J Casp, Wendy M Novicoff, Brian C Werner
BACKGROUND: Many states in the United States have certificate-of-need (CON) programs designed to restrain health care costs and prevent overutilization of health care resources. The goal of this study was to characterize the associations between CON regulations and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) by comparing states with and without CON programs. METHODS: Publicly available data were used to classify states in to CON or non-CON categories. The 100% Medicare Standard Analytical Files from 2005 through 2014 were then used to compare primary TKA procedure volumes, charges, reimbursements, and distribution of procedures based on facility volumes between the groups...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Yehuda E Kerbel, Anisha R Sunkerneni, Gregory J Kirchner, John P Prodromo, Vincent M Moretti
BACKGROUND: This article presents a break-even analysis for preoperative Staphylococcus aureus colonization screening and decolonization protocols in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: Protocol costs, baseline infection rates after arthroplasty, and average revision costs were obtained from institutional records and the literature. The break-even analysis determined the absolute risk reduction (ARR) in infection rate required for cost-effectiveness...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Ruben Scholten, Jetze Visser, Job L C Van Susante, Corné J M Van Loon
Background and purpose - The Synovasure lateral flow test was developed as a rapid test for the detection or exclusion of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). 3 studies have reported promising results on its diagnostic value in total joint revision surgery. We aimed to assess the sensitivity and specificity of the Synovasure test to exclude infection in patients undergoing revision surgery for suspected early aseptic loosening of a total hip or knee arthroplasty. Patients and methods - In a prospective study design, 37 patients who underwent revision surgery for suspected early aseptic loosening (< 3 years after primary arthroplasty) were included...
March 6, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica
Mohammed A Almustafa, Alistair M Ewen, Angela H Deakin, Frederic Picard, Jon V Clarke, Fahd F Mahmood
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a debilitating complication of lower limb arthroplasty with significant morbidity and increased costs. Numerous risk factors are associated with SSI. METHODS: In an effort to identify novel risk factors for SSI, we undertook a retrospective cohort study of 1832 primary total hip arthroplasties and 2100 primary total knee arthroplasties performed in our high volume arthroplasty unit over a 2-year period. RESULTS: Two risk factors were identified for SSI following total hip arthroplasty: body mass index ≥30 and peri-operative blood transfusion...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
G Ryan Rieser, Joseph T Moskal
BACKGROUND: With increasing rates of virulent drug resistant organisms, MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) decolonization has been demonstrated to decrease infection rates. Recent research has shown the antiseptic povidone-iodine to be equally effective and potentially cost saving compared to intranasal mupirocin. This study's purpose is to evaluate the incidence of MRSA colonization in a more rural community-based population, rates of infection on a mupirocin decolonization protocol, and develop a cost analysis model to compare costs of utilizing povidone-iodine...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Craig J Della Valle, Tyler E Calkins, Joshua J Jacobs
There has been an increasing use of modularity at the head-neck junction in total hip arthroplasty to more closely mimic the native anatomy, allowing for optimal leg length and stability. Corrosion at this junction in metal-on-polyethylene bearings can lead to an adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR). This increasingly prevalent condition should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hip pain and difficulty ambulating. A recent symposium by the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons described the diagnosis, etiology, management, and prevention of taper corrosion...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Jaiben George, Jared M Newman, Alison K Klika, Evan M Miller, Timothy L Tan, Javad Parvizi, Carlos A Higuera
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus is the predominant cause of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) and can persist at the time of planned second stage of 2-stage revision arthroplasty, despite antibiotic cement spacer insertion and parenteral antibiotic therapy. Given the rapid emergence of antibiotic resistance, it is important to determine whether the antibiotic susceptibility of microorganisms changes between the stages of a 2-stage revision. METHODS: A total of 1614 2-stage revision hip/knee arthroplasties performed for PJI at 2 academic institutions from 2000 to 2015 were identified...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Sung-Hyun Lee, Sung-Hyun Noh, Keun-Churl Chun, Joung-Kyue Han, Churl-Hong Chun
BACKGROUND: We report the successful use of allograft-prosthesis composite (APC) and structural femoral head allografting in the bilateral reconstruction of large femoral and tibial uncontained defects during revision total knee arthroplasty (RTKA). CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old female with degenerative arthritis underwent bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using the Press Fit Condylar (PFC) modular knee system at our clinic in March, 1996. At 8 years postoperatively, the patient presented with painful, bilateral varus knees, with swelling, limited passive range of motion (ROM), and severe instability...
March 2, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Paraskevi Vivian Papas, Dominick Congiusta, Giles R Scuderi, Fred D Cushner
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is recognized as one of the most successful surgical procedures performed today. One of the most common and dreaded complications of TKA is postoperative infection. To prevent infections, it is critical to identify patients at high risk through analyzing their risk factors, and help in addressing them prior to surgery. The effort to prevent infection must be carried through every step of the surgical process, from preoperative counseling to intraoperative measures and postoperative protocols...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Daniel Pozzobon, Paulo H Ferreira, Fiona M Blyth, Gustavo C Machado, Manuela L Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature to identify whether obesity or the regular practice of physical activity are predictors of clinical outcomes in patients undergoing elective hip and knee arthroplasty due to osteoarthritis. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCE AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: A systematic search was performed on the Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE and Web of Science electronic databases...
February 27, 2018: BMJ Open
Azeem Tariq Malik, Shahid Khan Azmat, Arif Ali, Syed Hamza Mufarrih, Shahryar Noordin
Purpose: This study is aimed at investigating whether inpatient complications and surgical site infections (SSIs) occurred more commonly in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) during the summer season. Materials and Methods: A total of 725 patients who underwent unilateral or bilateral TKA were included in this study. A total of 241 patients (33.2%) underwent TKA between May and August. Our outcomes of interest were the incidence of postoperative complications and length of stay...
March 1, 2018: Knee Surgery & related Research
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