Background: In the last decade, the number of prosthetic joint replacements has been rising each year and this growing trend is related to the increased number of prosthetic joint infections (PJI). As PJI represent a devastating condition for the patient, physicians must identify the best treatment option for each case. Guidelines are not always clear regarding the most appropriate therapy pathway as they differ in many parameters. Materials and methods: Aim of this article is to compare the different indications as reported by four major Academic Societies: the Infectious Disease Society of America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) which published the guideline in partnership with the European Bone And Joint Infection Society. Conclusions: PJI Guidelines differ in many parameters, therefore the choice of treatment for each case does not appear immediate; it would be desirable that, in the next few years, new scientific evidence will help clarify the indications of the most effective therapeutic protocols for PJI to determine the ultimate surgical strategy for every single patient.

Management of prosthetic joint infections: a guidelines comparison

Delmastro E.;Salini V.
2022-01-01

Abstract

Background: In the last decade, the number of prosthetic joint replacements has been rising each year and this growing trend is related to the increased number of prosthetic joint infections (PJI). As PJI represent a devastating condition for the patient, physicians must identify the best treatment option for each case. Guidelines are not always clear regarding the most appropriate therapy pathway as they differ in many parameters. Materials and methods: Aim of this article is to compare the different indications as reported by four major Academic Societies: the Infectious Disease Society of America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) which published the guideline in partnership with the European Bone And Joint Infection Society. Conclusions: PJI Guidelines differ in many parameters, therefore the choice of treatment for each case does not appear immediate; it would be desirable that, in the next few years, new scientific evidence will help clarify the indications of the most effective therapeutic protocols for PJI to determine the ultimate surgical strategy for every single patient.
Arthroplasty
Guidelines
PJI
Prosthetic joint infections
Humans
Retrospective Studies
Arthritis, Infectious
Arthroplasty, Replacement
Orthopedic Surgeons
Prosthesis-Related Infections
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