Evidence-Based Validation of Diagnostic Criteria for Periprosthetic Joint Infection: A Major Step Forward!

Published:February 26, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2018.02.084
      A major advance in our ability to manage periprosthetic hip and knee infections (PJIs) was the introduction of the original Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) criteria in 2011 [
      • Parvizi J.
      • Zmistowski B.
      • Berbari E.F.
      • Bauer T.W.
      • Springer B.D.
      • Della Valle C.J.
      • et al.
      New definition for periprosthetic joint infection: from the Workgroup of the Musculoskeletal infection Society.
      ]. This schema, which has undergone slight modifications since then [
      • Parvizi J.
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      International Consensus Group on periprosthetic joint infection. Definition of periprosthetic joint infection.
      ], has further promoted collaborative efforts in this field, which in turn has spurred a plethora of reports aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of PJIs. For example, in just a few years, a quick Google Scholar search notes that the original report has been cited close to 1000 times. The Infectious Diseases Society has also developed similar diagnostic PJI criteria [
      • Osmon D.R.
      • Berbari E.F.
      • Berendt A.R.
      • Lew D.
      • Zimmerli W.
      • Steckelberg J.M.
      • et al.
      Executive summary: diagnosis and management of prosthetic joint infection: clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
      ].
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