Diagnosis of subclinical infection in orthopaedic joint implants

N. Baldini, L. Savarino, C. Tarabusi, A. Pellacani, A. Giunti

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An approach to define the diagnostic reliability of current clinical, imaging and laboratory parameters that are used before revision surgery for the assessment of infection was described. The laboratory tests did not produce any relevant information for the diagnosis of sub-clinical infection. Histology showed conflicting results besides showing evidence of wear debris in all the failures. It is stated that the subclinical infection is an underestimated condition following total joint replacement that needs proper consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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