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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666092/a-rare-cause-of-oligoarthritis-with-septic-presentation
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Patrick Hoversten, Joel Beachey, Michael Pham, Anjali Bhagra
A 33-year-old man presented with new-onset, asymmetric, migratory oligoarthritis in the setting of several weeks of nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, fevers and dysuria. He was initially treated in the inpatient setting with broad-spectrum antibiotics due to concern for an evolving sepsis presentation. Arthrocentesis of a large right knee effusion revealed inflammatory synovial fluid without findings suggestive of septic arthritis. Human leucocyte antigen B27 was positive and, taken together with the antecedent history of gastroenteritis, dysuria and inflammatory oligoarthritis, the clinical diagnosis was most consistent with reactive arthritis...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652976/-escherichia-vulneris-etiologic-agent-of-septic-arthritis-in-a-child
#2
Carla Pérez, Paulo Melo, Javier Besomi, Lorena Porte, Jan Paul Wilhelm
Escherichia vulneris is a gram-negative bacillus that belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae, with a questioned pathogenic role. However, it has been confirmed as the cause of wound infections. We report the case of a 12-year-old girl, previously healthy, with a diagnosis of septic arthritis of the right knee, secondary to a spinal lesion. Escherichia vulneris, an unusual etiology of septic arthritis in children, was isolated in the joint fluid. This case is one of the first cases of septic arthritis due to E...
2018: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607728/pseudogout-a-rare-manifestation-of-hungry-bone-syndrome-after-focused-parathyroidectomy
#3
C H Tai, H B Oh, J E Seet, K Y Ngiam
Pseudogout, also known as calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, is a rheumatological condition arising from accumulation of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in connective tissues. We present a case of a 56-year-old Bangladeshi woman who underwent focused right inferior parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism from a right inferior parathyroid adenoma. On the first post-operative day, she complained of left elbow painful swelling with redness and warmth. Arthrocentesis of left elbow was done due to suspicion of septic arthritis...
April 1, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581924/distinguishing-pediatric-lyme-arthritis-of-the-hip-from-transient-synovitis-and-acute-bacterial-septic-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Aristides I Cruz, Jason B Anari, Jose M Ramirez, Wudbhav N Sankar, Keith D Baldwin
Objective Lyme arthritis is an increasingly recognized clinical entity that often prompts orthopaedic evaluation in pediatric patients. While Lyme arthritis is most common in the knee, the clinical presentation of Lyme arthritis of the hip can be similar to both acute bacterial septic arthritis and transient synovitis. Accurately distinguishing these clinical entities is important since the definitive treatment of each is distinct. Because there is limited literature on monoarticular Lyme arthritis of the hip, the purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical and laboratory parameters associated with Lyme arthritis (LA) of the hip and compare them to septic arthritis (SA) and transient synovitis (TS)...
January 25, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567029/through-knee-amputation-is-a-feasible-alternative-to-above-knee-amputation
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Sungho Lim, Michael J Javorski, Pegge M Halandras, Bernadette Aulivola, Paul R Crisostomo
OBJECTIVE: Through-knee amputation (TKA) is a rare amputation performed in <2% of all major lower extremity amputations in the United States. Despite biomechanical benefits and improved rehabilitation compared with above-knee amputation (AKA), TKA has largely been abandoned by vascular surgeons because of concerns for poor wound healing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate surgical outcomes of TKA. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program between 2005 and 2012 was queried using Current Procedural Terminology codes indicating AKA and TKA...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560397/biarticular-total-femur-spacer-for-massive-femoral-bone-loss-the-mobile-solution-for-a-big-problem
#6
Pablo Sanz-Ruiz, Jose Antonio Calvo-Haro, Manuel Villanueva-Martinez, Jose Antonio Matas-Diez, Javier Vaquero-Martín
Bone cement spacers loaded with antibiotic are the gold standard in septic revision. However, the management of massive bone defects constitutes a surgical challenge, requiring the use of different nails, expensive long stems, or cement-coated tumor prostheses for preparing the spacer. In most cases, the knee joint must be sacrificed. We describe a novel technique for preparing a biarticular total femur spacer with the help of a trochanteric nail coated with antibiotic loaded cement, allowing mobility of the hip and knee joints and assisted partial loading until second step surgery...
March 2018: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556890/septic-arthritis-after-arthroscopic-posterior-cruciate-ligament-and-multi-ligament-reconstructions-is-rare-and-can-be-successfully-treated-with-arthroscopic-irrigation-and-debridement-analysis-of-866-reconstructions
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Philipp Schuster, Markus Geßlein, Philipp Mayer, Michael Schlumberger, Raul Mayr, Jörg Richter
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of septic arthritis following arthroscopic posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and multi-ligament reconstructions, and to evaluate a treatment regime with sequential arthroscopic irrigation and debridement procedures combined with antibiotic therapy that is focused on retention of the graft. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2016 a total of 866 PCL reconstructions and multi-ligament reconstructions were performed at our institution (408 isolated PCL reconstructions, 458 combined reconstructions)...
March 20, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552571/septic-arthritis-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-clinical-and-functional-outcomes-based-on-graft-retention-or-removal
#8
Brian R Waterman, William Arroyo, Eric J Cotter, Michael A Zacchilli, E'Stephan J Garcia, Brett D Owens
Background: There remains a debate over whether to retain the index anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft in the setting of septic arthritis. Purpose: To evaluate and compare clinical outcomes for the treatment of septic arthritis after ACL reconstruction (ACLR) in those with and without early graft retention. Study Design: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. Methods: The Military Health System was queried for all ACLR procedures performed between 2007 and 2013...
March 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535094/coccidioides-immitis-septic-knee-arthritis
#9
Scott A Weisenberg
A 78-year-old man developed right knee pain and swelling without other systemic symptoms. He had travelled frequently to the Central Valley of California. He was diagnosed with coccidioidomycosis based on joint fluid culture. Coccidioidal complement fixation antibody titres were extremely elevated. Arthroscopic debridement and fluconazole therapy did not lead to satisfactory improvement. Subsequent open debridement and change to itraconazole was followed by resolution of clinical signs of infection.
March 13, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526335/ninety-day-costs-reoperations-and-readmissions-for-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-patients-with-varying-body-mass-index-levels
#10
Karthikeyan E Ponnusamy, Jacquelyn D Marsh, Lyndsay E Somerville, Richard W McCalden, Edward M Vasarhelyi
BACKGROUND: We compared 90-day costs and outcomes for primary total knee arthroplasty patients among nonobese (body mass index [BMI] 18.5-24.9), overweight (25-29.9), obese (30-34.9), severely obese (35-39.9), morbidly obese (40-49.9), and super-obese (50+) cohorts. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of an institutional database of total knee arthroplasty patients from 2006 to 2013 with a minimum of 3-year follow-up. Sixty-five super-obese patients were identified, and five other cohorts were randomly selected in a 2:1 ratio (total, n = 715)...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511817/meniscus-repairs-can-be-saved-in-the-event-of-postoperative-septic-arthritis
#11
Philipp Schuster, Markus Geßlein, Michael Schlumberger, Philipp Mayer, Hermann Josef Bail, Jörg Richter
PURPOSE: No systematic studies on optimal treatment of postoperative septic arthritis following arthroscopic meniscus repair are available. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the fate of repaired menisci in cases of postoperative septic arthritis, with treatment for infection focused on arthroscopic irrigation and debridement (I&D) and intention to maintain the meniscus. METHODS: Data of two sports orthopedics centers of the last 10 years were pooled (approximately 25,000 arthroscopic procedures of the knee)...
March 6, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507017/metastatic-mssa-infection-of-the-spine-and-extremities
#12
Yoshihiro Katsuura, Brandon Cincere, Garrick Cason, James Osborn
Here, we present a rare case of metastatic methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infection arising from an unknown focus and spreading throughout the lumbar spine with associated pyomyositis of the paraspinal musculature, and septic arthritis of the knee, ankle and sternoclavicular joint. This case highlights the potential for missed aspects and delay in diagnosis in the care of metastatic S. aureus and the need for multispecialty intervention. Treatment of S. aureus infections requires a high index of suspicion and careful examination of multiple organ systems to identify the full extent of the disease...
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502709/editorial-commentary-graft-removal-versus-retention-for-septic-arthritis-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-accounting-for-patient-preference-flips-the-script-on-current-practice
#13
EDITORIAL
Mark P Cote
Septic arthritis is a rare but potentially devastating complication after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Studies examining surgical treatment options including graft retention and removal are largely inconclusive. Although the literature indicated that 43.8% of patients who have the graft removed later go on to have a revision ACL reconstruction compared with only 6.5% among those whose graft is retained, this expected-value decision analysis found removal to be the optimal treatment for patients with septic arthritis after ACL reconstruction...
March 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502169/the-popliteus-tendon-provides-a-safe-and-reliable-location-for-all-inside-meniscal-repair-device-placement
#14
Hervé Ouanezar, William G Blakeney, Charles Latrobe, Adnan Saithna, Levi Reina Fernandes, Jean Romain Delaloye, Mathieu Thaunat, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
PURPOSE: Repairs of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus can be technically challenging. In contrast to medial meniscus repairs, the capsule around the posterior segment attachment of the lateral meniscus is quite thin. This study evaluates the clinical results of an arthroscopic all-inside repair technique for unstable, vertical, lateral meniscus tears, using a suture repair placed directly into the popliteus tendon. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from the SANTI database was performed...
March 3, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470261/concomitant-parvimonas-micra-septic-arthritis-and-pseudogout-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
#15
Elvira Bangert, Alexander Hofkirchner, Tanveer E Towheed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435622/high-bacterial-contamination-rate-of-electrocautery-tips-during-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Hussein Abdelaziz, Akos Zahar, Christian Lausmann, Thorsten Gehrke, Helmut Fickenscher, Eduardo M Suero, Matthias Gebauer, Mustafa Citak
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to quantify the bacterial contamination rate of electrocautery tips during primary total joint replacement (TJR), as well as during aseptic and septic revision TJR. METHODS: A total of 150 electrocautery tips were collected between April and July 2017. TJR surgeries were divided into three groups: (1) primary, (2) aseptic and (3) septic revisions. In each group, a total of 50 electrocautery tips were collected. A monopolar electrocautery with a reusable stainless-steel blade tip was used in all cases...
February 12, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427091/current-clinical-and-bacteriological-profile-of-septic-arthritis-in-young-infants-a-prospective-study-from-a-tertiary-referral-centre
#17
Gireesh Sankaran, Balaji Zacharia, Antony Roy, Sulaikha Puthan Purayil
PURPOSE: The study was carried out to evaluate the clinical and bacteriological profile of SA in young infants (age ≤ 3 months) in a tertiary referral centre and to assess the risk factors and to document the changing trends in the epidemiology. METHODS: This was a prospective descriptive study on all young infants with SA. Clinical and perinatal history, examination, radiological and laboratory findings (blood count, ESR, CRP, blood and joint cultures) were studied...
February 9, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422445/septic-arthritis-caused-by-granulicatella-adiacens-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#18
A Mena Rosón, H Valencia García, F J Moreno Coronas
Septic arthritis after knee arthroscopy is an extremely rare condition. A rate of 0.15-0.84% cases of postoperative infection is estimated in several series. The arthroscopy procedure most frequently related with an infectious complication is anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, with a prevalence of 0.3-1.7% cases. Staphylococcus sp. is the pathogen most commonly cultured. We describe a case of septic arthritis after ACL reconstruction. We found no published case of septic arthritis caused by this microorganism after knee arthroscopy...
February 5, 2018: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415309/-the-economic-challenge-of-centralised-treatment-of-patients-with-periprosthetic-infections
#19
Michael Müller, Andrej Trampuz, Tobias Winkler, Carsten Perka
INTRODUCTION: Periprosthetic infection (PJI) is one of the most severe complications in joint arthroplasty. Correct diagnosis and adequate therapy represent an enormous interdisciplinary challenge. The necessary interdisciplinarity and complexity of treatment require therapy in centres. However, the high costs have not yet been analysed or discussed and are problematic. The aim of this work is therefore to compare the costs within a year of treatment in a department specialised in the treatment of periprosthetic infections...
February 7, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410974/bacteremia-and-septic-arthritis-due-to-a-nontoxigenic-strain-of-clostridium-difficile-in-a-patient-with-sickle-cell-disease
#20
Emilie Hill, Adrienne D Workman, Francesca Lee, Rita Hollaway, Dominick Cavuoti, Bonnie C Prokesch
A 22-year-old female with sickle cell disease presented with fevers, bilateral knee pain, and lethargy. Laboratory data revealed a leukocytosis and lactic acidosis. Blood and synovial fluid cultures grew a non-toxin-producing strain of Clostridium difficile. This case highlights the fact that nontoxigenic Clostridium difficile can cause significant disease.
February 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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