Proceedings from the 2018 International Consensus Meeting on Orthopedic Infections: evaluation of periprosthetic shoulder infection


Garrigues G. E. , Zmistowski B., Cooper A. M. , Green A., Abboud J., Beazley J., ...More

JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY, vol.28, no.6, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jse.2019.04.016
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY

Abstract

The Second International Consensus Meeting on Orthopedic Infections was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in July 2018. More than 800 experts from all 9 subspecialties of orthopedic surgery and allied fields of infectious disease, microbiology, and epidemiology were assembled to form the International Consensus Group. The shoulder workgroup reached consensus on 27 questions related to culture techniques, inflammatory markers, and diagnostic criteria used to evaluate patients for periprosthetic shoulder infection. This document contains the group's recommendations and rationale for each question related to evaluating periprosthetic shoulder infection. (C) 2019 Published by Elsevier Inc.