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Pathways in Prosthetic Joint Infection
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The incidence of developing infection in prosthetic joints remains low after primary arthroplasty, but owing to the growing success of joint replacement surgery as a procedure to alleviate pain and improve mobility, infection numbers are increasing. The impact on the patient is immense, and surgical options are challenging. Prevention and reducing the incidence is the key to addressing this problem.

Pathways in Prosthetic Joint Infection covers the most common incidences where the risk of PJI is elevated (such as following revision arthroplasty), and indicates suitable approaches to aid the improvement of outcomes. Featuring clearly-illustrated clinical cases on the typical presentation of established and latent infections, the microbiology profiles, assessment, and definitive management are all highlighted.

Taking a team-based approach that includes the ortho-plastic surgery team, physiotherapists, and microbiologists, this new book provides a concise summary of the current literature and an essential overview of the management options for those with PJI. Endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons, BAPRAS, The Vascular Society, and BASK, Pathways in Prosthetic Joint Infection is an indispensable title for all those working with patients who may face PJI.


ISBN-13: 9780198791881
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Oxford)
Publication date: November, 2018
Pages: 84
Weight: 571g
Availability: Not yet published
Subcategories: General, Orthopaedics and Fractures, Plastic/Reconstructive & Aesthetic


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The Vascular Society, and Microbiology have, in this publication, brought together the knowledge and work of experts in the science and art of management of these very difficult cases. This publication summarises our current knowledge and should assist clinicians and commissioners to develop management strategies and services that patients deserve. The Vascular Society is glad to see a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to the complex issue of infection in prosthetic materials. The pathways here encompass not only surgical treatment when an infection is established but also, and most importantly, risk factors and prevention. They are an essential part of modern care, and BAPRAS is proud to be part of the authorship.