A clinical perspective on musculoskeletal infection treatment strategies and challenges.


Journal Article

Orthopaedic implants improve the quality of life of patients, but the risk of postoperative surgical site infection poses formidable challenges for clinicians. Future directions need to focus on prevention and treatment of infections associated with common arthroplasty procedures, such as the hip, knee, and shoulder, and nonarthroplasty procedures, including trauma, foot and ankle, and spine. Novel prevention methods, such as nanotechnology and the introduction of antibiotic-coated implants, may aid in the prevention and early treatment of periprosthetic joint infections with goals of improved eradication rates and maintaining patient mobility and satisfaction.

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Cited Authors

  • Shirwaiker, RA; Springer, BD; Spangehl, MJ; Garrigues, GE; Lowenberg, DW; Garras, DN; Yoo, JU; Pottinger, PS

Published Date

  • April 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 Suppl /

Start / End Page

  • S44 - S54

PubMed ID

  • 25808969

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25808969

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-5480

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1067-151X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5435/jaaos-d-14-00379


  • eng