New developments in diagnosis and treatment of infection in orthopedic implants.

@article{Widmer2001NewDI,
  title={New developments in diagnosis and treatment of infection in orthopedic implants.},
  author={Andreas F Widmer},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 Suppl 2},
  pages={S94-106}
}
Orthopedic implants have revolutionized treatment of bone fractures and noninfectious joint arthritis. Today, the risk for orthopedic device-related infection (ODRI) is <1%-2%. However, the absolute number of patients with infection continuously increases as the number of patients requiring such implants grows. Treatment of ODRIs most frequently includes long-term antimicrobial treatment and removal of the implant. Recent evidence from observational trials and 1 randomized clinical trial… CONTINUE READING
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