Fungal Periprosthetic Joint Infection of the Hip: A Systematic Review

  title={Fungal Periprosthetic Joint Infection of the Hip: A Systematic Review},
  author={Benjamin Schoof and Oliver Jakobs and Stefan Schmidl and Till Orla Klatte and Lars Frommelt and Thorsten A Gehrke and Matthias Gebauer},
  booktitle={Orthopedic reviews},
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a severe complication of total joint arthroplasty with an incidence of approximately 1%. Due to the high risk of persisting infection, successful treatment of fungal PJI is challenging. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the current management of fungal PJI of the hip and, by systematically reviewing the cases published so far, to further improve the medical treatment of this serious complication of total hip arthroplasty. Thus, we… CONTINUE READING


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