Biofilm theory can guide the treatment of device-related orthopaedic infections.


Direct observations of the surfaces of orthopaedic prostheses that have failed and of bone affected by osteomyelitis with and without the presence of a prosthesis have shown that the bacteria that cause these infections live in well-developed biofilms. The cells within these matrix-enclosed surface-associated communities are protected from host defenses and… (More)


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