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Infection knee arthroplasty

Olivier Borens, Pablo S Corona, Lars Frommelt, Stergios Lazarinis, Michael Richard Reed, Carlo Luca Romano
Total Joint Arthroplasty (TJA) continues to gain acceptance as the standard of care for the treatment of severe degenerative joint disease, and is considered one of the most successful surgical interventions in the history of medicine. A devastating complication after TJA is infection. Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), represents one of the major causes of failure and remains a significant challenge facing orthopaedics today. PJI usually requires additional surgery including revision of the implants, fusion or amputations causing tremendous patient suffering but also a heavy health economics burden...
October 19, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Michael P Palmer, Rachael Melton-Kreft, Laura Nistico, N Louisa Hiller, Leon H J Kim, Gregory T Altman, Daniel T Altman, Nicholas G Sotereanos, Fen Z Hu, Patrick J De Meo, Garth D Ehrlich
BACKGROUND: Preliminary studies have identified known bacterial pathogens in the knees of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) before arthroplasty. AIMS: The current study was designed to determine the incidence and types of bacteria present in the synovial fluid of native knee joints from adult patients with diagnoses of septic arthritis and OA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were enrolled between October 2010 and January 2013. Synovial fluid samples from the affected knee were collected and evaluated with both traditional microbial culture and polymerase chain reaction-electrospray ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (molecular diagnostics [MDx]) to prospectively characterize the microbial content...
October 17, 2016: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
Emanuele Maiorano, Bruno Dino Bodini, Francesca Cavaiani, Catia Pelosi, Valerio Sansone
BACKGROUND: To identify variables influencing length of stay (LOS) and short-term functional outcome in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A secondary aim was to verify the effect of the same variables on blood management and the rate of postoperative infection. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed 353 patients, 258 females and 85 males, who underwent primary TKA in a single specialist orthopaedic centre. Anamnestic and anthropometric data and the Modified Barthel Index Score (MBI) at admission were recorded, and entered as covariates in four longitudinal regression models, separately carried out for female and male groups...
October 11, 2016: Knee
Daniel Pérez-Prieto, María E Portillo, Lluís Puig-Verdié, Albert Alier, Carlo Gamba, Pau Guirro, Santos Martínez-Díaz, Juan P Horcajada, Andrej Trampuz, Joan C Monllau
BACKGROUND: Culture negative prosthetic joint infections (PJI) still remain an issue even with the advantages of the new diagnostic tools for PJI. This is why some orthopedic surgeons have reservations relative to the use of preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis when a PJI is suspected. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the influence of preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis on intraoperative cultures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An enhanced diagnostic protocol for PJI (Zimmerli criteria) was used for the inclusion criteria in order to collect all PJI that were seen in a university hospital...
September 23, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
E Fiaux, M Titecat, O Robineau, J Lora-Tamayo, Y El Samad, M Etienne, N Frebourg, N Blondiaux, B Brunschweiler, F Dujardin, E Beltrand, C Loiez, V Cattoir, J P Canarelli, C Hulet, M Valette, S Nguyen, F Caron, H Migaud, E Senneville
BACKGROUND: Outcome of patients with streptococcal prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) is not well known. METHODS: We performed a retrospective multicenter cohort study that involved patients with total hip/knee prosthetic joint (THP/TKP) infections due to Streptococcus spp. from 2001 through 2009. RESULTS: Ninety-five streptococcal PJI episodes (50 THP and 45 TKP) in 87 patients of mean age 69.1 ± 13.7 years met the inclusion criteria...
October 13, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Leif Claassen, Sarah Ettinger, Marc-Frederic Pastor, Stefan Budde, Henning Windhagen, Thilo Floerkemeier
INTRODUCTION: The diagnostic algorithm in cases of assumed low-grade infection after total knee arthroplasty is discussed controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of neosynovium biopsies via knee arthroscopies in predicting a periprosthetic knee joint infection (PJI). METHODS: From 2010 to 2015, 56 consecutive patients received a diagnostic arthroscopy of the knee joint by reason of an assumed PJI. In 34 cases, a revision arthroplasty was performed after the diagnostic arthroscopy...
October 12, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Hamed Ebrahimzadeh Leylabadlo, Elham Zeinalzadeh, Najibeh Asl Rahnemaii Akbari, Hossein Samadi Kafil
Infection is a serious complication after implantation of total knee-prostheses. However, fungal infection is rarely found in periprosthetic joints, and in most reports, the infecting organism is a Candida species. This is a case report of infection after left knee total arthroplasty caused by Malassezia species. The patient is still undergoing antifungal therapy with voriconazole and is still being followed-up. To the authors' knowledge, the present case is the first report of Malassezia species in a patient after total knee arthroplasty...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
Martin Roche, Tsun Yee Law, Morad Chughtai, Randa K Elmallah, Zachary Hubbard
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to: 1) determine the incidence of revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA); 2) correlate the percent of glycated hemoglobin with incidence of revision; and 3) determine the cause of revision in diabetic patients stratified by a glycated hemoglobin level. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 424,107 patients from a national private payer database from 2007 to 2015 to determine who had diabetes and underwent TKA. We determined the incidence of revision TKA in the overall cohort and stratified it by glycated hemoglobin levels...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
B Fink, R Lass
Background: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most common and successful surgical procedures in orthopedic surgery and clinical success can be characterized by the revision rate and improvement of function, as well as the patient's satisfaction and pain. Despite the clinical success of primary THA with 10-year survival rates as high as 96 % (Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register, 2011), the prevalence of groin pain after conventional total hip replacement ranges from 0.4 to 18.3 % and activity-limiting thigh pain is still an existing problem linked to the femoral component of uncemented hip replacement in up to 1...
October 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Jean-Yves Jenny, Bruno Barbe, Alain Cazenave, Olivier Roche, Philippe Massin
BACKGROUND: One stage exchange of a chronically infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is recommended in selected cases only. However, there is little evidence regarding the usefulness of selection criteria. The goal of this retrospective study was to compare the results of two concomitant cohorts of patients with chronically infected TKA: one treated with a routine one-stage exchange (study group) and one treated with one-stage exchange in selected cases only (control group). The hypoyhesis tested was that the failure rate and repeat surgery rate were higher in the study group than in the control group...
October 3, 2016: Knee
Nirav K Patel, Eric G Kim, Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Randa D K Elmallah, Steven F Harwin, Ronald E Delanois, Michael A Mont
Highly porous metaphyseal cones are used for the management of large bone defects in revision total knee arthroplasty. These cones fill defects and allow bony ongrowth while providing several sizing and offset options. In this case series, we evaluated three patients who received these latest generation metaphyseal cones. Specifically, these cases will be explored in detail with respect to history, indications, operative technique, and short-term outcomes. Overall, these newer generation porous coated cones are excellent options for large contained bone loss in the absence of infection, and they have demonstrated good clinical and radiological outcomes at short-term follow-up...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Friedrich Boettner, Gabriele Koehler, Alexander Wegner, Tom Schmidt-Braekling, Georg Gosheger, Christian Goetze
OBJECTIVE: The current study investigates the diagnostic accuracy of the criteria described for frozen sections and whether modern leukocyte specific staining techniques including leukocyte peroxidase and Naphtol-AS-D-chloroacetate-esterase will improve the accuracy of the intra-operative histology. METHOD: 77 patients undergoing revision total hip and knee arthroplasty were included in this retrospective study. Patients were grouped into septic and aseptic based on intraoperative cultures...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Bayan Ghalimah, Amre Hamdi
INTRODUCTION: Infection poses a substantial challenge after joint replacement. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 53-year-old female with multiple co-morbidities, who underwent unilateral total knee arthroplasty. Her postoperative course was complicated by acute cholecystitis necessitating cholecystectomy. CONCLUSION: In patients who require joint replacement surgery, careful and detailed preoperative assessment is important to identify those at risk for this complication in order to provide timely treatment...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
S Konan, F S Haddad
AIMS: Medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is associated with successful outcomes in carefully selected patient cohorts. We hypothesised that severity and location of patellofemoral cartilage lesions significantly influences functional outcome after Oxford medial compartmental knee arthroplasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed 100 consecutive UKAs at minimum eight-year follow-up (96 to 132). A single surgeon performed all procedures. Patients were selected based on clinical and plain radiographic assessment...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
Lauren A Beaupre, B Sharifi, D W C Johnston
BACKGROUND: This 10-year follow-up compares health-related quality of life (HRQL) and reoperations in 100 subjects who were randomized to receive posterior cruciate ligament substituting (PS) or posterior cruciate ligament retaining (CR) total knee arthroplasty. We previously reported 2-year results. METHODS: Subjects were enrolled preoperatively and randomized at surgery. Subjects completed HRQL questionnaires at all evaluation points. Subjects were re-evaluated at 2 and 10 years with reoperations determined through regional medical record review and patient report...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Shahid A Punwar, Daniel P Fick, Riaz J K Khan
BACKGROUND: Obtaining adequate exposure while maintaining the integrity of the extensor mechanism is crucial to the success of revision knee arthroplasty. This is particularly important in infected cases where staged procedures are necessary. While the use of a long, tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) is an established method to improve exposure, controversy still exists concerning complication rates and sequential use. METHODS: Forty-two TTOs were performed in revision knee arthroplasties between 2009 and 2015...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Abdulemir Ali, Anders Lindstrand, Martin Sundberg, Gunnar Flivik
BACKGROUND: After more than 4 decades experience of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), there is still a group of patients who are not satisfied with the outcome. In spite of the improvement of many aspects around the procedure, for unexplainable reasons, patient dissatisfaction is still approximately the same. We conducted this study to analyze correlations between preoperative psychological aspects and dissatisfaction after TKA. METHODS: A total of 186 patients were operated with a primary TKA...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Elizabeth Salt, Amanda T Wiggins, Mary Kay Rayens, Brent J Morris, David Mannino, Andrew Hoellein, Ryan P Donegan, Leslie J Crofford
OBJECTIVE: Inconclusive findings about infection risks, importantly the use of immunosuppressive medications in patients who have undergone large-joint total joint arthroplasty, challenge efforts to provide evidence-based perioperative total joint arthroplasty recommendations to improve surgical outcomes. Thus, the aim of this study was to describe risk factors for developing a post-operative infection in patients undergoing TJA of a large joint (total hip arthroplasty, total knee arthroplasty, or total shoulder arthroplasty) by identifying clinical and demographic factors, including the use of high-risk medications (i...
August 24, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Viktor Janz, Georgi I Wassilew, Carsten F Perka, Benjamin Bartek
BACKGROUND: It is currently unclear if an isolated exchange of the mobile components, in cases of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), leads to a complete eradication of all bacteria or if residual bacteria remain attached to the retained components? OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate if bacteria only adhere to certain components or materials, or if they are ubiquitously distributed throughout the joint. METHODS: Twenty hundred and eighty four patients undergoing revision total hip or total knee arthroplasty surgery were included in this retrospective cohort study...
September 23, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
S Singh, S Reddy, Raj Shrivastva
This study compared the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man (NJR) data for total hip replacements (THRs) and total knee replacements (TKRs) from Hospital A [with laminar airflow (LAF)] and Hospital B (without LAF). These hospitals were originally managed by two different trusts that subsequently merged. Consequently, the theatres in Hospital A have always had LAF and those in Hospital B had only conventional ventilation systems. As this merger happened before the establishment of the NJR, it puts us in a unique position, enabling direct comparison of the revision rates for infected hip and knee replacements between the two hospitals that follow similar infection protocols...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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