Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains one of the most challenging and devastating modes of failure following arthroplasty procedures. PJI may lead to a prolonged inpatient stay, substantial economic burden, and high morbidities and mortalities.
PJI was diagnosed based on a combination of clinical, imaging, laboratory, microbiological, histopathological, and intraoperative findings. The misinterpretation of PJI frequently leads to an erroneous or delayed diagnosis, extra tests, neglected interventions, and unnecessary therapies. Currently, despite the profound urgency and impact of PJI on individuals and societal basis, there is no unified protocol for prevention, diagnosis, and management of PJI.
This special issue of Arthroplasty is meant to consolidate the latest knowledge and understanding of PJI. This Research Topics also provide open platform for demonstrating novel ideas and insights into PJI, from fundamental etiological research to cutting-edge clinical studies.
We encourage the researchers to submit their constructive proposals and innovations to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of PJI. We welcome original research articles, reviews and perspectives related to the potential topics. The papers include, but are not limited to:
- Epidemiology of PJI during joint arthroplasty;
- Risk factors for infection after total hip and knee arthroplasty;
- Peri-operative measures to prevent PJI;
- Factors affecting the rate of PJI in patients with joint arthroplasty;
- Economic burden of PJI after joint arthroplasty;
- Managements of acute and chronic PJI;
- Indications and contraindications for DAIR;
- Indications of intra-articular injection of antibiotics
Submissions of both commissioned and non-commissioned content should be formatted according to the journal’s guidelines. All manuscripts will undergo standard peer review, and must be submitted through Editorial Manager.
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2022