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Paper of the week: Reevaluating Current Cutoffs for Acute Periprosthetic Joint Infection: Current Thresholds are Insensitive.

Chi Xu, Timothy L. Tan, Feng-Chih Kuo, Karan Goswami, Qiaojie Wang, Javad Parvizi. J Arthroplasty 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2019.06.048. Summary by Dr. Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker In this paper of the week, Xu et al. evaluated the sensitivity of serum CRP (> 100 mg/L), synovial leucocyte count (> 10,000 cells/μL) and its percentage of PMN (>90%) in the… Continue reading Paper of the week: Reevaluating Current Cutoffs for Acute Periprosthetic Joint Infection: Current Thresholds are Insensitive.

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Paper of the week: Tranexamic Acid Is Associated With Reduced Periprosthetic Joint Infection After Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty.

Paper of the week: Tranexamic Acid Is Associated With Reduced Periprosthetic Joint Infection After Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty. Yazdi H, Klement MR, Hammad M, Inoue D, Xu C, Goswami K, Parvizi J. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Oct 22. pii: S0883-5403(19)31006-X. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2019.10.029. Summary by Dr Sreeram Penna In this retrospective study researchers analyzed the relation between… Continue reading Paper of the week: Tranexamic Acid Is Associated With Reduced Periprosthetic Joint Infection After Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty.

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Paper of the week: Propidium monoazide-polymerase chain reaction for detection of residual periprosthetic joint infection in two-stage revision.

Paper of the week: Propidium monoazide-polymerase chain reaction for detection of residual periprosthetic joint infection in two-stage revision. Askar M, Sajid M, Nassif Y, Ashraf W, Scammell B, Bayston R. Mol Biol Rep. 2019 Oct 5. doi: 10.1007/s11033-019-05092-z. Summary by Dr Sreeram Penna In this study, researchers compare the efficacy of propidium monoazide-polymerase chain reaction… Continue reading Paper of the week: Propidium monoazide-polymerase chain reaction for detection of residual periprosthetic joint infection in two-stage revision.

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ICM Document Update: Volume 1 of Português (Brasil) translation available online

Volume 1 of Português (Brasil) translation available online at the following link.  Volume 1 is composed of Parts I (General Assembly) and Part II (Hip and Knee), with 553 pages plus the Prologue. ICM Português (Brasil) translation

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Paper of the week: Dilute Betadine Lavage Reduces the Risk of Acute Postoperative Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Aseptic Revision Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Paper of the week: Dilute Betadine Lavage Reduces the Risk of Acute Postoperative Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Aseptic Revision Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Calkins TE, Culvern C, Nam D, Gerlinger TL, Levine BR, Sporer SM, Della Valle CJ. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Sep 12. pii: S0883-5403(19)30843-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2019.09.011. Summary by Dr… Continue reading Paper of the week: Dilute Betadine Lavage Reduces the Risk of Acute Postoperative Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Aseptic Revision Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial.