Feature Papers in Periprosthetic Joint Infection

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 73

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Orthopaedics and Traumatology Unit, IRRCS Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: muscoloskeletal infections

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Orthopaedics and Traumatology Unit—IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: orthopaedics; traumatology; custom-made bone reconstruction; muscoloskeletal infections; bone and soft-tissue sarcomas
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As is widely known, the treatment of prosthesis joint infections represents a real challenge for patients, healthcare providers and the healthcare system itself, because of the high number of treatment failures and the high economic impact of managing these diseases. A continuous collaboration between orthopaedists and infectivologists should be the cornerstone for optimising the management processes of these infections. At the same time, microbiologists, clinical pharmacologists and pathologists can play a key role in clinical decision making and contribute to the introduction of new methods and techniques.

This Special Issue aims to collect data and experience from clinical and pre-clinical activities arising from the management of patients with bone, joint, periprosthetic or hardware-related infections. Special attention will be paid to the issue of multidisciplinary teamwork and novel approaches in the management of these patients.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the production of this Special Issue. We strongly believe that only an increased dissemination of knowledge can contribute to the optimisation of the management of such complex matters. In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Orthoplastic approach;
  • Artificial intelligence;
  • Diagnosis and management of PJI;
  • Antibiotic therapy in prosthetic joint infections.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Andrea Sambri
Dr. Massimiliano De Paolis
Guest Editors

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  • orthoplastic approach
  • artificial intelligence
  • diagnosis and management of PJI
  • antibiotic therapy in prosthetic joint infections

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