Prosthetic joint infection: Case study and review of diagnosis and management


Journal Article (Review)

Surgical site infections are an infrequent but devastating complication of surgeries involving placement of prosthetic joints. Management of prosthetic joint infections can be prolonged and complicated, requiring close collaboration between infectious disease and orthopedic specialists. We present a typical case of hip prosthesis infection and review the clinical presentation, diagnosis, as well as surgical and medical management. Copyright © 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moehring, RW; Anderson, DJ

Published Date

  • September 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 301 - 304

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-9943

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1056-9103

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318255d546

Citation Source

  • Scopus