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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
Oren I Feder, Konrad I Gruson
Septic arthritis of the shoulder girdle remains relatively uncommon, with Staphylococcus aureus and β-hemolytic streptococci the typical offending organisms in adult patients. Rare cases of Streptococcus viridans, an oral bacterium with low virulence, have been reported in the setting of septic arthritis, mostly involving the knee joint or the sternoclavicular joint. In this article, we report a case of Streptococcus mitis infection of the glenohumeral joint that likely resulted from hematogenous spread after oral trauma in a patient with poor underlying dentition...
September 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
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
Yunus İmren, Süleyman Semih Dedeoğlu, Murat Çakar, Haluk Çabuk, Tahsin Olgun Bayraktar, Hakan Gürbüz
Partial or total resection of the infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) helps surgeon improve access to lateral tibial plateau for better placement of the knee prosthesis. We aimed to investigate the effect of IPFP excision on clinical and radiologic outcomes including patellar tendon length (PTL), range of motion, and functional scores after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) at 5-year follow-up. We retrospectively evaluated postoperative first X-rays (day 0) and postoperative final 5-year control views of 228 knees in patients with primary osteoarthritis who underwent TKA between September 2006 and December 2009 in our hospital...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Marcelo B P Siqueira, Paul Jacob, John McLaughlin, Alison K Klika, Robert Molloy, Carlos A Higuera, Wael K Barsoum
The purpose of this study was to estimate the survivorship of the varus-valgus constrained (VVC) knee implants in primary, aseptic, and septic revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA); determine functional outcomes; main modes of failure; and variables associated with increased mechanical failures. In this study, 685 consecutive cases of primary (n = 247), aseptic (n = 315), and septic revision (n = 123) TKAs with VVC implants were performed between 1999 and 2008; 533 knees (78%) had a mean follow-up of 8...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Eduard Tornero, Josep Maria De Bergua-Domingo, Pedro Domenech, Francisco Soldado, Ferran Torner, Juan Castellanos, Alex Soriano, Jorge Knörr
BACKGROUND: Early joint decompression associated to antibiotic therapy is the most important procedure to reduce joint damage in septic knee arthritis in children. Several joint decompression methods have been described such as arthrotomy with open debriding, arthroscopic drainage or needle joint aspiration. The aim of the present study was to determinate which patients with acute septic knee arthritis could be safely treated with needle joint aspiration. METHODS: Patients with an acute knee arthritis diagnosed between September 2003 and December 2013 in our children's tertiary hospital were retrospective review...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Ingrid Milošev, Vesna Levašič, Janja Vidmar, Simon Kovač, Rihard Trebše
BACKGROUND: Due to degradation and metal dissolution during articulation of metal joint replacements the chemical periprosthetic environment may change. The aim was to establish whether metal replacements cause the local changes in pH and elevated metal concentrations. METHODS: pH was measured on samples from 167 patients: native hip and knee osteoarthritic joints, joints with hip and knee replacements revised for aseptic or septic reasons. pH of synovial fluid and periprosthetic tissue was measured perioperatively using a microelectrode and pH indicator papers for removed metal components...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Carlos Martin-Hernandez, Luis Javier Floria-Arnal, Maria Pilar Muniesa-Herrero, Teresa Espallargas-Doñate, Jose Adolfo Blanco-Llorca, Melchor Guillen-Soriano, Miguel Ranera-Garcia
PURPOSE: Metaphyseal titanium sleeves have been used to provide cementless fixation in challenging bone defects in revision knee arthroplasty. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mid-term results of radiological and clinical outcomes, for metaphyseal sleeves in type 1B and 2 defects of tibia and femur under the hypothesis that they would provide stable and prolonged fixation. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-four patients were included in a prospective study to evaluate the outcomes of knee revision with sleeves, together with stems and varus-valgus constrained mobile bearing prosthesis...
September 17, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Haekyung Lee, Dohui Hwang, Minchul Jeon, Eunjung Lee, Taehyong Kim, Shi Nae Yu, Yongbeom Kim, Byung-Ill Lee
BACKGROUND: There are increasing reports on nosocomial Mycobacterium massiliense infection, but septic arthritis and osteomyelitis because of that microorganism is rare. This report focuses on the clinical aspects of M. massiliense arthritis outbreak concurrent with soft tissue infection. CASE PRESENTATION: An outbreak of septic arthritis among patients who had been injected at a single clinic occurred in South Korea between April and September 2012. This may be associated with repeated injection of triamcinolone contaminated with M...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Valérie Zeller, Delphine Dedome, Luc Lhotellier, Wilfrid Graff, Nicole Desplaces, Simon Marmor
BACKGROUND: Concomitant infections of several prostheses are very rare, serious events that pose particular medical and surgical therapeutic challenges. This study was undertaken to describe epidemiologic, clinical, and microbiological characteristics of concomitant multiple joint arthroplasty infections, their treatments, and outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective (January 2000 and January 2014), single-center, cohort study in a referral center for bone and joint infections...
November 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Guido Scoccianti, Filippo Frenos, Giovanni Beltrami, Domenico Andrea Campanacci, Rodolfo Capanna
INTRODUCTION: Infection in megaprostheses remains an unsolved problem, with a rate of occurrence ranging from 5% to 12%. Silver coating of medical devices has recently been proposed to reduce infection rate because of the antibacterial effect of silver. This innovation could be particularly interesting for megaprostheses, but few data have been reported in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2010 to August 2014 a modified MegaC System megaprosthesis with an innovative peripheral silver-added layer of titanium alloy ('Porag') was implanted in 33 patients after previous infection (21 patients) or at high risk for infection because of local or general conditions (12 patients)...
August 11, 2016: Injury
Xin Yu, Hongri Wu, Jianhua Li, Zhao Xie
PURPOSE: Recently we modified the Masquelet technique by using an antibiotic cement-coated locking plate as a temporary internal fixator when treating septic bone defects. This modification is in order to prevent the complications related to external fixator use and provides the involved limb with a greater stability to undergo earlier and more vigorous physical therapy for recovery of joint function. The purpose of this study was to assess the outcomes of large femoral osteomyelitis defects managed by Masquelet technique combined with the antibiotic cement-coated locking plate used as a temporary internal fixator...
August 13, 2016: International Orthopaedics
Danilo Sobreira, Neydson de Souza, José Inácio de Almeida, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Carlos Vicente Andreoli, Benno Ejnisman
OBJECTIVE: To describe occurrences of septic glenohumeral arthritis among patients with arthropathy of the rotator cuff, and to highlight the importance of correct diagnosis and surgical procedures. METHODOLOGY: Eight surgical drains were installed in seven patients with glenohumeral pyoarthritis. All the patients presented arthropathy of the rotator cuff (four males and three females). Six patients presented pyoarthritis in the dominant shoulder. The age range was from 53 to 93 years (mean: 74 years)...
July 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Zaid Saffo, Anthony Ognjan
The most common organisms causing prosthetic knee joint infections are staphylococci. However, arthroplasty infections with atypical microbial pathogens, such as Mycobacteria can occur. Due to the rarity of mycobacterial prosthetic joint infections, diagnosis, treatment, and management of these atypical infections represent a clinical challenge. A 71-year old female post-operative day 40 after a left total knee arthroplasty was hospitalized secondary to left knee pain and suspected arthroplasty infection. She had failed outpatient oral antimicrobial treatment for superficial stitch abscess; and outpatient IV/Oral antimicrobials for a clinical postoperative septic bursitis...
2016: IDCases
Dhiren S Sheth, Guy Cafri, Elizabeth W Paxton, Robert S Namba
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the complications and mortality between bilateral simultaneous total knee arthroplasty (BTKA-Simultaneous) and bilateral staged TKA (BTK-Staged) while adjusting for differences in patient, surgeon, and hospital characteristics. METHODS: An integrated health care system total joint registry was used to compare patients undergoing BTKA-Simultaneous to BTKA-Staged. For outcomes related to revision and infection, the sample included 11,118 patients, and for outcomes of death, acute myocardial infarction, stroke, and venous thromboembolism, a subsample of 7991 patients with comorbidity data was selected...
September 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
T A Kwaees, Z Hakim, C Weerasinghe, P Dunkow
Introduction Citrobacter koseri is a well known cause of central nervous system infections in the paediatric setting. Musculoskeletal infections caused by C koseri are rare, with only 14 previously reported cases. We present the first recorded case of C koseri induced septic arthritis of the knee along with a review of the literature. Methods A search of the PubMed, Embase(®) and Google Scholar™ databases was undertaken. Only complete or near complete cases were reviewed. Findings Fourteen musculoskeletal infections were identified...
September 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Simon Bourcier, Claire Pichereau, Pierre-Yves Boelle, Safaa Nemlaghi, Vincent Dubée, Gabriel Lejour, Jean-Luc Baudel, Arnaud Galbois, Jean-Rémi Lavillegrand, Naïke Bigé, Jalel Tahiri, Guillaume Leblanc, Eric Maury, Bertrand Guidet, Hafid Ait-Oufella
BACKGROUND: Microcirculatory disorders leading to tissue hypoperfusion play a central role in the pathophysiology of organ failure in severe sepsis and septic shock. As microcirculatory disorders have been identified as strong predictive factors of unfavourable outcome, there is a need to develop accurate parameters at the bedside to evaluate tissue perfusion. We evaluated whether different body temperature gradients could relate to sepsis severity and could predict outcome in critically ill patients with severe sepsis and septic shock...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Michele Vasso, Chiara Del Regno, Katia Corona, Rocco D'Apolito, Alfredo Schiavone Panni
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term outcome in patients who underwent two-stage reimplantation with an articulated spacer following a chronic periprosthetic knee infection. The hypothesis was that the use of an articulated spacer provides significant improvement of clinical results and knee functionality through a long follow-up period, and therefore a durable revision TKA. METHODS: Forty-six consecutive patients (46 knees) who underwent two-stage reimplantation with an articulated spacer for a chronic periprosthetic knee infection were retrospectively analysed...
July 11, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Ellen E Connor, Nicole R Jackson, Robin R McGoey
A 51-year-old man presented to a community based emergency department with bilateral lower extremity swelling that began four days prior and that had evolved into recent blister formation on the left lower extremity. Medical history was significant only for hypertension and a recent self-described episode of "food poisoning" five days earlier characterized by diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting that quickly resolved. Physical exam revealed marked bilateral lower extremity edema and an ecchymotic rash below the knee...
May 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
Ronald W B Wyatt, Gregory B Maletis, Liisa L Lyon, Joan Schwalbe, Andrew L Avins
PURPOSE: To determine the association between the use of preoperative antibiotics and the risk of postoperative infection after simple knee arthroscopy. METHODS: The electronic medical records of a large integrated health care organization were used to identify patients who underwent simple knee arthroscopy between 2007 and 2012. Patient demographics, potential infection risk factors, and antibiotic administration data were extracted. Simple knee arthroscopy included debridement, meniscectomy, meniscus repair, synovectomy, microfracture, and lateral release...
June 30, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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