Risk for Infection Patient

Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is one of the most severe complications in arthroplasty. The PJI risk is up to 2% in primary procedures and raises to approx. 5% in revision surgery.

There are various risk factors that may cause infection in primary and revision arthroplasty.

Crucial for prevention of infection is to take both the patient’s comorbidities as well as procedure-related risk factors into account*:

  • Age
  • BMI
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Inflammatory or organic disease
  • Prolonged surgical time
  • Previous infection or steroid injection

(*excerpt of possible risk factors affecting PJI)

You have not agreed to all cookies, which limits the use of the website and performance. To be able to use our website to its full extent, please agree to all cookies. You can change your preferences in the cookie settings.

You can change your preferences in the cookie settings.

Risk-adapted approach in arthroplasty

In a risk-adapted approach dual antibiotic-loaded bone cements play an important role for prevention of infection in high risk primary procedures, aseptic revision arthroplasty and fractured neck of femur. Dual antibiotic-loaded bone cements offer a broad effectiveness against the pathogens commonly causing an infection and prevent periprosthetic joint infections.

You have not agreed to all cookies, which limits the use of the website and performance. To be able to use our website to its full extent, please agree to all cookies. You can change your preferences in the cookie settings.

You can change your preferences in the cookie settings.

“… the more frail a patient is we have to use everything we have to avoid infection ... because in this kind of patient we have the worst [outcome] in PJI … ”(Pablo Sanz-Ruiz in ScienceCast “Clinical evidence for prophylactic use of ALBC”)