CLINICAL PEARLS: Diagnosis and Management of Infection
Infection is one of the most common reasons for revision hip or knee arthroplasty: Between 2012 and 2019, infection and inflammatory reactions was cited as the cause of 19.3% of hip revisions and 24.8% of knee revisions in the American Joint Replacement Registry database. 
The last few years have brought progress in more accurately diagnosing and treating these infections, as outlined by faculty at last year’s ICJR meeting, Advanced Techniques in Total Hip & Knee Arthroplasty.
Click the images below to hear what they had to say.
Diagnosis of PJI in 2020
Bryan D. Springer, MD
Current Results & Indications for I&D and Poly Exchange
Matthew P. Abdel, MD
Treatment of Chronic PJI: One-Stage vs. Two-Stage
Gwo-Chin Lee, MD
Disclosures: Dr. Springer, Dr. Abdel, and Dr. Lee have no disclosures relevant to these presentations.
- American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR): 2020 Annual Report. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), 2020