Prosthetic joint infections in the elderly

@article{Angelis2015ProstheticJI,
  title={Prosthetic joint infections in the elderly},
  author={Gino De Angelis and Nico T Mutters and Lena Minkley and Friederike Holderried and Evelina Tacconelli},
  journal={Infection},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={629-637}
}
IntroductionRecent age-projection showed that the number of elderly is expected to rise significantly over the next decades worldwide. Accordingly, the prevalence of chronic and degenerative diseases will increase, among them osteoarthritis, resulting in more and older patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty and thereby also being at risk for associated complications. Among those, prosthetic joint infections are feared as threatening complication with a mortality approaching 8 % and… CONTINUE READING

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