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Prosthetic Joint Infection Diagnosis



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Prospective Clinical Study Shoulder Implants

Slide 26

January 2010

Fourteen patients with prosthetic joint infection had positive sonicate fluid and negative tissue cultures.

No patients with prosthetic joint infection had negative sonicate fluid cultures and positive tissue cultures.  48 patients with prosthetic joint infection had positive sonicate fluid and tissue cultures, with concordant results in 37.  Five had an additional organism detected by sonicate fluid cultures, four had an additional organism detected by periprosthetic tissue cultures, and two had different organisms detected by the two techniques.  Among the aseptic failure subjects there were three with positive sonicate fluid cultures and two different subjects with positive tissue cultures.

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