Treatment of Prosthetic Joint Infections

Details

Serval ID
serval:BIB_12A993EBBDCA
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Treatment of Prosthetic Joint Infections
Journal
European Instructional Lectures
Author(s)
Borens O., Furustrand-Tafin U.
ISSN
2197-9812
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Volume
15
Pages
11-19
Language
english
Abstract
Prosthetic joint replacement is one of the most successful surgical procedures of the last century and the number of implanted artificial joints is rapidly growing. While the result of the procedure is generally positive, infections may occur leading to patient suffering, surgeon's frustration and important costs to the health system. Infection after prosthetic joint replacement is thus a feared complication as healing rates can be low, functional result poor and satisfaction of the patient abysmal. However, if a patient-adapted treatment of infected total joints is used, an overall success rate of above 90 % can be obtained.
The patient-adapted treatment concept is based on five strong pillars: teamwork, understanding biofilm, proper diagnostics, proper definition and classification and patient-tailored treatment.
Create date
07/01/2016 15:48
Last modification date
20/08/2019 12:40
Usage data