Hip Pelvis.  2018 Sep;30(3):138-146. 10.5371/hp.2018.30.3.138.

Management of Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Affiliations
  • 1Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery (CMSC), Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany. andrej.trampuz@charite.de

Abstract

Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a serious complication after arthroplasty, which is associated with pain, prolonged hospital stay, multiple surgeries, functional incapacitation, and even mortality. Using scientific and efficient management protocol including modern diagnosis and treatment of PJI and eradication of infection is possible in a high percentage of affected patients. In this article, we review the current knowledge in epidemiology, classification, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of PJI.

Keyword

Arthroplasty; Joint prosthesis; Implants; Infection

MeSH Terms

Arthroplasty
Classification
Diagnosis
Epidemiology
Humans
Joint Prosthesis
Joints*
Length of Stay
Mortality

Figure

  • Fig. 1 Treatment algorithm of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI).

  • Fig. 2 Surgical treatment of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI).wk: week; i.v.: intravenously; p.o.: per oral.


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