Positive culture rate in revision shoulder arthroplasty.

@article{Kelly2009PositiveCR,
  title={Positive culture rate in revision shoulder arthroplasty.},
  author={J. Daniel Kelly and Edward R. Hobgood},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2009},
  volume={467 9},
  pages={2343-8}
}
We recognized a trend of positive cultures taken from presumably uninfected shoulders during revision arthroplasty. Owing to the indolent nature of common shoulder pathogens such as Propionibacterium acnes, these cultures often become positive several days, even weeks, after surgery. Having concern regarding the potential importance of these positive cultures, we reviewed our revision arthroplasty population to determine the rate of positive intraoperative cultures in patients presumed to be… CONTINUE READING

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