Accuracy of joint aspiration for the preoperative diagnosis of infection in total hip arthroplasty.

@article{Ali2006AccuracyOJ,
  title={Accuracy of joint aspiration for the preoperative diagnosis of infection in total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Farhan Ali and Jeremy Mark Wilkinson and J Robert Cooper and Robert M Kerry and Andrew J Hamer and Paul Norman and Ian Stockley},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={221-6}
}
The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of radiology department-based hip aspiration for the diagnosis of infection after total hip arthroplasty. Patient selection criteria were devised so that only patients with moderate to high risk of infection were selected for hip aspiration. Seventy-three patients are included in this study, all of… CONTINUE READING