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. [1]

    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.


    1. American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR): 2020 Annual Report. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), 2020