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Diagnosis of periprosthetic hip infection : review
Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery
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.
Periprosthetic Infection, Serologic Test, Total Hip Arthroplasty
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