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Periprosthetic joint infection is among the most common—and potentially most devastating, even lethal—complication of total joint arthroplasty.
Knowing prior to surgery which specific patients might have an increased risk of periprosthetic joint infection could help clinicians and patients manage comorbid conditions and thus reduce the risk of infection.
After surgery, early detection of periprosthetic joint infections results in more effective treatment. But what are the best tests by which to uncover these infections before they become serious?
This complimentary webinar will address these two clinically crucial aspects of periprosthetic joint infection. Two recently published articles – a Level II study of patient-related risk factors among more than 40,000 total hip patients, and a Level I study of tests for diagnosing infection in 871 consecutive hip and knee replacements – bring high-quality evidence to bear on these questions.
The primary author of each study will present the data and findings, and two additional experts on periprosthetic joint infections will comment on these studies and add perspectives based on their own research.
The four panelist experts will take live questions from the audience at the end of the webinar.