Comparison of bacterial growth in sonication fluid cultures with periprosthetic membranes and with cultures of biopsies for diagnosing periprosthetic joint infection.

@article{Hischebeth2016ComparisonOB,
  title={Comparison of bacterial growth in sonication fluid cultures with periprosthetic membranes and with cultures of biopsies for diagnosing periprosthetic joint infection.},
  author={Gunnar T. R. Hischebeth and Thomas Martin Randau and Ernst Molitor and Matthias D. Wimmer and Achim Hoerauf and Isabelle Bekeredjian-Ding and Sascha Gravius},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2016},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={112-5}
}
Total joint arthroplasty is a common operation worldwide with infection rates between 1% and 3%. In cases of suspected periprosthetic joint infection, it is very challenging to rule out the causative microorganisms. In this study, we compared the appearance of periprosthetic membranes with the microbiological results obtained from cultures of sonication… CONTINUE READING