CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2019; 54(04): 368-376
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693138
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Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Published by Thieme Revnter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Early Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection of the Hip—Current Status, Advances, and Perspectives[*]

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1  Faculdade de Medicina de Uberaba, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, MG, Brasil
2  Centro de Estudos do Serviço de Cirurgia e Reabilitação Ortopédico-Traumatológica de Batatais, Batatais, SP, Brasil
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Publication History

29 March 2018

10 July 2018

Publication Date:
20 August 2019 (online)


Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) has devastating consequences on joint function and the morbidity and mortality rate of patients who are victims of this serious complication. Although early diagnosis is one of the consensuses with well-established importance, routine workup is still conducted on an empirical, inconsistent, and nonobjective basis in many centers around the world. The present article seeks to contextualize the current state of knowledge about the early diagnosis of PJIs, as well as to discuss the advances and perspectives, within a scenario of its routine use by the healthcare team responsible for managing this dreaded complication.

* Work performed at the Pró-Reitoria de Pós-Graduação of the Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, MG, Brazil.