Prospective Comparison of Blood Culture Bottles and Conventional Swabs for Microbial Identification of Suspected Periprosthetic Joint Infection.


BACKGROUND Early, accurate detection of infection is vital to successful treatment of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Currently, no "gold standard" diagnostic testing exists. The goal of this prospective study was to compare the efficacy of a blood culture bottle system (BCBS) to commonly used culture swabs in confirming PJI in patients with high… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.02.014