The Incidence of Propionibacterium acnes in Open Shoulder Surgery: A Controlled Diagnostic Study.

@article{Mook2015TheIO,
  title={The Incidence of Propionibacterium acnes in Open Shoulder Surgery: A Controlled Diagnostic Study.},
  author={William Randolph Mook and Mitchell R. Klement and Cynthia L Green and Kevin C. Hazen and Grant E. Garrigues},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2015},
  volume={97 12},
  pages={957-63}
}
BACKGROUND Propionibacterium acnes has arisen as the most common microorganism identified at the time of revision shoulder arthroplasty. There is limited evidence to suggest how frequently false-positive cultures occur. The purpose of this prospective controlled study was to evaluate culture growth from specimens obtained during open shoulder surgery. METHODS Patients undergoing an open deltopectoral approach to the shoulder were prospectively enrolled. Patients with a history of shoulder… CONTINUE READING