Diagnosis of periprosthetic hip infection : review

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_D7366679F798
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
Diagnosis of periprosthetic hip infection : review
Journal
Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery
Author(s)
Wasko Marcin, Borens Olivier
ISSN
1895-281X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Volume
4
Number
4
Pages
5-10
Language
english
Abstract
Since its introduction, total hip arthroplasty has become one of the most successful orthopedic operations ever. However, periprosthetic infection, now reported with the prevalence of around 1-2% is the most challenging complication. It is associated with disasterous physiological, psychological and financial effects. Therefore, early firm diagnosis is essential to avoid further patient morbidity and mortality as well as overwhelming financial medical service costs. This article reviews our current understanding of periprosthetic infection with particular focus on the clinical usefulness of various tests which are used to help make the diagnosis.
Keywords
Periprosthetic Infection, Serologic Test, Total Hip Arthroplasty
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05/02/2010 15:49
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20/08/2019 15:56
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