The Journal of Hip Surgery 2018; 02(02): 068-075
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1641757
Special Section Article
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New Technologies for Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Hip Infection

Majd Tarabichi
1   Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
,
Noam Shohat
1   Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
,
Javad Parvizi
1   Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Publication History

03 October 2017

14 January 2018

Publication Date:
27 April 2018 (online)

Abstract

Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating mode of failure following total joint arthroplasty, imposing a serious burden on the healthcare system and society at large. Increasing demand for elective arthroplasty, as well as independent predictions demonstrating future rise in the prevalence of PJI, will lead to an increasing financial burden imposed by this dreadful complication. This challenge is further compounded by disturbing trends, such as drug-resistant organisms among others as a cause of PJI. The aim of this review is to provide the latest updates in the diagnosis of PJI, with a view to identifying areas in need of further research.