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Prosthetic Joint Infection Diagnosis



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Shoulder Arthroplasty Infection

Slide 30

January 2010

Patients were classified as having prosthetic shoulder infection if at least one of the following was present:

  • visible purulence surrounding the prosthesis, or
  • acute inflammation on histopathologic examination of permanent tissue sections, or
  • a sinus tract communicating with the prosthesis. 

Aseptic failure was defined as failure that did not meet these criteria.

Shoulder Arthroplasty Infection

 


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