The Complexity of Diagnosing a Shoulder Infection

    Fortunately, infections following anatomic and reverse shoulder arthroplasty are relatively rare.

    Unfortunately, diagnosis can be difficult when the infecting organism is Propionibacterium acnes, as it is in most cases of shoulder infection.

    In an interview with ICJR, Mark A. Mighell, MD, from the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, discusses his protocol for diagnosing an infection and offers advice to help prevent infection following shoulder arthroplasty.

    Click the image above to hear his comments.

    Producer and Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Charles J. Maynard