Periprosthetic joint infection diagnosis: a complete understanding of white blood cell count and differential.

@article{Zmistowski2012PeriprostheticJI,
  title={Periprosthetic joint infection diagnosis: a complete understanding of white blood cell count and differential.},
  author={Benjamin M. Zmistowski and Camilo Restrepo and Ronald Huang and William James Hozack and Javad Parvizi},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={
          1589-93
        }
}
Recent research has raised doubts regarding the utility of serum white blood cell count (WBC) for diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). As synovial WBC and neutrophil (PMN) percentage have been adopted as accurate markers of PJI, this study investigated the correlation of WBC in serum versus joint fluid and diagnostic value of all WBC levels for failed arthroplasty patients. 153 patients (73 PJI) undergoing revision knee arthroplasty were identified. Weak correlations between joint… CONTINUE READING

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