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The identification of pathogens associated with periprosthetic joint infection in two-stage revision.

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Summary of "The identification of pathogens associated with periprosthetic joint infection in two-stage revision."

Identification of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)-related pathogens is crucial to decide what is the correct surgical strategies and the most secure timing to re-implant in case of two-stage revision. The purpose of the present study is to review the literature to identify the features of each exams which are used to identify the pathogens associated with PJI, to evaluate which are the most sensitive and specific and to set up an algorithm to decide when, in the field of two-stage revision, it's the ideal timing to re-implant.

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Name: European review for medical and pharmacological sciences
ISSN: 2284-0729
Pages: 101-116

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