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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409072/the-acutely-limping-preschool-and-school-age-child-an-imaging-perspective
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Apeksha Chaturvedi, Usa Cain, Andrey Rupasov
Acute limp in a child presents a diagnostic conundrum and can result from a variety of causes. The underlying etiology is often referable to the hip, but the spine, abdomen, pelvis, or knee can be alternatively implicated. An adequate clinical history and satisfactory physical examination are often difficult in younger children. Consequently, there is disproportionate reliance on imaging to arrive at the correct diagnosis. The potential for rapid clinical deterioration and long-term sequelae is a risk with some of the conditions presenting with acute hip (septic hip, osteomyelitis)...
February 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398463/coexistence-of-septic-and-crystal-induced-arthritis-a-diagnostic-challenge-a-report-of-25-cases
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Águeda Prior-Español, Yaiza García-Mira, Sonia Mínguez, Melania Martínez-Morillo, Laia Gifre, Lourdes Mateo
OBJECTIVE: Septic arthritis is a medical emergency and crystal-induced arthritis is a risk factor for its development. If both occur simultaneously, crystal-induced arthritis may mask the diagnosis of infection and delay antibiotic therapy. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of patients with coexistence of septic and crystal-induced arthritis. We included only patients with isolation of crystals in synovial fluid analysis and positive culture of synovial fluid and/or blood culture...
February 1, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398213/not-all-patients-with-diabetes-have-the-same-risks-perioperative-glycemic-control-is-associated-with-postoperative-infection-following-knee-arthroscopy
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Jourdan M Cancienne, Mark D Miller, James A Browne, Brian C Werner
PURPOSE: To determine the association between glycemic control and infection following knee arthroscopy, and to determine the clinical utility of a threshold HbA1c level. METHODS: A national database identified patients who underwent knee arthroscopy from 2007 to 2016. Patients with concomitant open portions, more complex knee procedures, procedures performed for infection and patients with prior septic knee arthritis were excluded. Patients with an HbA1c level checked within 3 months of surgery were compared to control groups of nondiabetics and diabetics undergoing knee arthroscopy without a perioperative HbA1c...
February 2, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326531/medial-pivot-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-literature-review-and-our-first-experience
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Luigi Sabatini, Salvatore Risitano, Gennaro Parisi, Ferdinando Tosto, Pier Francesco Indelli, Francesco Atzori, Alessandro Massè
Background: Traditional total knee implants designs, usually, are not able to reproduce the physiological kinematics of the knee, leaving almost 20% of the patients, those who underwent a total knee arthroplasty (TKA), not fully satisfied. Modern inserts are nowadays designed with a fully congruent medial compartment to reproduce the normal medial pivoting biomechanics of the knee. The aim of this article was to evaluate preliminary clinical improvement using the Medial Congruent (MC) insert as specific level of constraint...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306852/trichosporon-asahii-septic-thrombophlebitis-following-lower-extremity-amputation-in-an-immunocompetent-host
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Pradeep Kumar Mada, Folusakin Ayoade, Ailing Li, John Todd
A 59-year-old man with a history of peripheral vascular disease status post femoral popliteal bypass presented with critical limb ischaemia of the left leg. An arterial Doppler ultrasound showed an occluded graft requiring an above knee amputation. Five days after surgery, the patient developed fever, leucocytosis, significant stump swelling and pain, and serosanguinous discharge from his wound. Wound swab cultures from the stump grew Trichosporon asahii A venous Doppler ultrasound revealed extensive thrombosis of the left lower extremity...
January 6, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305995/acute-septic-arthritis-of-the-knee-a-rare-case-report-of-infection-with-parvimonas-micra-after-an-intra-articular-corticosteroid-injection-for-osteoarthritis
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Assem A Sultan, William A Cantrell, Anton Khlopas, Connor Cole, Nicolas S Piuzzi, Nipun Sodhi, Peter Brooks, Michael A Mont
Acute bacterial mono-articular septic arthritis affects most commonly the lower extremity joints in adult population and most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Various risk factors determine susceptibility to infection including host immunity, medical co-morbidity and joint structural abnormality and other organisms may be involved. Parvimonas micra (P. micra) is among the rare organisms that may be associated with atypical septic arthritis and primarily affects the native knee joint. Only 3 case reports in the literature have reported on pyogenic pyogenic joint infection caused by this organism...
January 3, 2018: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301169/primary-septic-arthritis-of-the-knee-due-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-a-previously-healthy-child
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Samuel Rosas, Daniel Rosas, Valentina Múnera Orozco, Manuela Parra Cardona, Chukwuweike Gwam, Simon Pedro Aristizabal
Pediatric septic arthritis can be a devastating disease. Often, the diagnosis can be challenging as autoimmune and infectious causes may present in a similar fashion. Thus, we present the case of a five-year-old male patient, from the Pacific coast of Colombia, with chronic morning knee pain and stiffness thought to be caused by an autoimmune disease. He presented with a mild effusion of the left knee, a flexed posture, and limited extension to 25°. Inflammatory markers demonstrated an infectious pattern. Autoimmune markers were negative...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286020/a-case-of-candida-septic-arthritis-with-rice-body-formation-in-a-2-month-old-infant
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Francesco d'Aleo, Roberta Bonanno, Angelina Midiri, Giuseppe Mancuso, Stefania Cordaro, Amiel Warm, Elisa Verduci, Concetta Beninati, Carmelo Biondo
We present a case of rice body formation in the left knee joint of a 2-month-old infant affected by Candida albicans septic arthritis which has never been reported before. Rice body formation has been described in association with rheumatoid or tuberculous arthritis and is very rare in Candida arthritis. After three weeks of therapy with amphotericin B administered intravenously, the infant recovered fully from infection. Septic arthritis is a serious cause of morbidity and for proper evaluation and treatment fungal septic arthritis should be included in the differential diagnosis...
December 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274860/primary-pyomyositis-in-children
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M M Elzohairy
BACKGROUND: Pyomyositis PM is defined as a primary pyogenic infection of the striated skeletal muscle; although it has many dystrophic musculoskeletal complications, it is always misdiagnosed by many orthopedic surgeons. HYPOTHESIS: PM is rare in temperate climates and usually considered to be a tropical disease, until recent times, after globalization, it is possible to occur in the subtropical climate as in our country. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the present series, the results of 15 children patients with primary pyomyositis have been reviewed...
December 21, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244707/complicated-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-a-patient-with-klippel-trenaunay-weber-syndrome-a-case-report
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Elias G Joseph, Emily P Ernest, Matthew J Dietz
CASE: A 66-year-old Caucasian man with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome (KTWS) presented with chronic changes related to the KTWS, along with worsening pain and motion associated with residual damage from an episode of spontaneous septic arthritis that occurred 1 year prior. He underwent total joint arthroplasty with a rotating hinged knee implant. CONCLUSION: Arthroplasty is a treatment option for patients with KTWS; however, there are risks that must be considered...
July 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216705/-functional-results-of-open-wedge-osteotomies-in-lower-limb-angular-deformities-in-teenagers
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C Orellana-Reta, L A Valdez-Jiménez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional and radiographic results of adolescent patients with angular deformities of the pelvic limbs treated with an open wedge osteotomy system. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational, prospective, analytical and cross-sectional study of patients with angular deformity of the pelvic limbs treated with an open wedge osteotomy. We made a radiographic evaluation of the femorotibial angle, MAD angle, lower limb discrepancy, and pre- and postoperative degrees of the rotational center of deformity (CORA), as well as a telephone survey of the postoperative functional evaluation IKDC 2000...
May 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204494/a-classification-based-approach-to-the-patella-in-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Matthew W Tetreault, Christopher E Gross, Paul H Yi, Daniel D Bohl, Scott M Sporer, Craig J Della Valle
Background: There is a paucity of data to guide management of the patella in revision total knee arthroplasty (RTKA). The purpose of this study was to review our experience with patellar management in RTKA. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 422 consecutive RTKAs at a minimum of 2 years (mean, 42 months). Patellar management was guided by a classification that considered stability, size, and position of the implanted patellar component, thickness/quality of remaining bone stock, and extensor mechanism competence...
December 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164082/acute-septic-arthritis-of-the-knee-caused-by-kingella-kingae-in-a-5-year-old-cameroonian-boy
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Nawal El Houmami, Dimitri Ceroni, Karine Codjo Seignon, Jean-Christophe Pons, Cédric Lambert, Guillaume André Durand, Philippe Minodier, Léopold Lamah, Philippe Bidet, Jacques Schrenzel, Didier Raoult, Pierre-Edouard Fournier
Kingella kingae is an important cause of invasive infections in young children from Western countries. Although increasing reports indicate that this organism is the leading agent of bone and joint infections in early childhood, data on K. kingae infections from resource-limited settings are scarce, and none has yet been reported in Africa. We herein report the diagnostic and epidemiological investigations of the first case of K. kingae arthritis identified in a child from sub-Saharan Africa. A 5-year-old Cameroonian boy presented with a sudden painful limp which appeared in the course of a mild rhinopharyngitis...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141929/septic-arthritis-of-knee-joint-due-to-parvimonas-micra
#19
Moni Roy, Ashish Kumar Roy, Sharjeel Ahmad
Parvimonas species are anaerobic, Gram-positive cocci that are a constituent of normal oral and gastrointestinal flora. We present a case of right knee joint septic arthritis due to Parvimonas micra in an immunocompromised patient. A 61-year-old male renal and pancreatic transplant recipient on immunosuppressive therapy was admitted to our hospital due to intense pain, joint swelling and inability to move his right knee over the past 9 months. After synovial fluid was drawn, cultures were positive for P. micra, an anaerobic pathogen that is part of the flora of the oral cavity...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132347/knee-arthrodesis-versus-above-the-knee-amputation-after-septic-failure-of-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-comparison-of-functional-outcome-and-complication-rates
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Sven Hungerer, Martin Kiechle, Christian von Rüden, Matthias Militz, Knut Beitzel, Mario Morgenstern
BACKGROUND: After septic failure of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and multiple revision operations resulting in impaired function, bone and/or soft-tissue damage a reconstruction with a revision arthroplasty might be impossible. Salvage procedures to regain mobility and quality of life are an above-the-knee amputation or knee arthrodesis. The decision process for the patient and surgeon is difficult and data comparing arthrodesis versus amputation in terms of function and quality of life are scarce...
November 13, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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