Definition of Periprosthetic Hip and Knee Joint Infections and the Economic Burden
Rosamond Tansey1, *, Yusuf Mirza1, Mohamed Sukeik2, Mohammed Shaath3, Fares Sami Haddad1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
Issue: Suppl-2, M9
First Page: 662
Last Page: 668
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-10-662
Article History:Received Date: 30/03/2016
Revision Received Date: 15/06/2016
Acceptance Date: 15/07/2016
Electronic publication date: 30/11/2016
Collection year: 2016
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Periprosthetic Joint infection (PJI) following hip and knee replacements is an important complication causing major concern for patients, operating surgeons and healthcare systems. Therefore, a standardized definition of PJI is required to improve communication and allow for valid comparisons of various diagnostic and treatment strategies. This review summarizes the most commonly used definitions for PJI and the current consensus. It also highlights the economic burden related to PJIs and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to managing those infections.