Prosthetic Joint Infection – How to Deal with it Rationally

Vol 2 | Issue 2 |  July – Dec 2017 | Page 11-15 | Shantanu Patil, Anshu Shekhar, Sachin Tapasvi

Authors: Shantanu Patil [1], Anshu Shekhar [2], Sachin Tapasvi [2].

[1] Department of Translational Medicine and Research, Kattankulathur Campus, SRM University, India.
[2] The Orthopedic Speciality Clinic, Pune, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr Shantanu Patil
Department of Translational Medicine and Research,
Kattankulathur Campus, SRM University, India


Prosthetic Joint Infection is a devastating complication both for the patient and the surgeon. It depends on many factors including patient factors, surgeon factors, surgery set up. The most important factor in management of PJI is to take care of all modifiable factors that can bring down the rate of infection. One of the critical steps is in prevention of surgical site infections and raising awareness among the surgeons and patients about the role of various screening procedures and avoiding indiscriminate antibiotic abuse. Management option includes one stage or two stage exchange arthroplasty, but the success rates are less than 90%. At times salvage surgeries like fusion, excision arthroplasty or amputation may also be needed. The present article overviews the prevention and management of PJI
Keywords: Prosthetic Joint Infection, arthroplasty, revision, salvage


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How to Cite this article: Patil S, Shekhar A, Tapasvi S. Prosthetic Joint Infection – How to deal with it Rationally. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics July-Dec 2017; 2(2):11-15

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