Special Issue "Periprosthetic Joint Infections: Pathomechanism, Diagnostics and Novel Treatment Options"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 10789
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) following total hip or knee arthroplasty is a serious complication with high morbidity and mortality. It has a reported incidence rate of up to 2% in primary cases and up to 15% in revision cases. Due to the expected increase in the number of primary and revision arthroplasties performed over the next few decades, a subsequent dramatic increase in PJIs is also anticipated. Unfortunately, significant progress in the prevention and treatment of PJIs has not yet been achieved. Therefore, research efforts to improve clinical results in this area are urgently needed. PJI is a complex, multifactorial, interdisciplinary problem. The aim of this Special Issue is to illustrate the complexity of PJI, and contributions focusing on the following topics are welcome:
- Prevention of PJI in hip and knee arthroplasty
- Polymicrobial infections, antimicrobial resistance, low grade infections
- Novel approaches in diagnosis and treatment
The focus of Biomedicine is directed towards genetic mechanisms and molecular and pathological characteristics and their translation to medicine.
Dr. Jochen Hofstaetter
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