IMPROVEMENT PROPOSALS FOR CULTURE METHODS TO DIAGNOSIS OF PROSTHETIC JOINT INFECTIONS IN LATIN AMERICA

Authors

  • Flavio César Ivalde Department of Orthopedics, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1232-8065
  • Ortiz-Martinez Yeimer
  • Buelvas-Perez Andrea

Abstract

Different diagnostic and treatment algorithms for prosthetic infections of the hip and knee are available and widely used in North America. However, for the best of our knowledge, the sampling methodology in Latin American countries is not protocolized varying among the members of the region. In conclusion, we recommend that samples should aim to screen for aerobic, anaerobic, mycobacterial, fungal, and intracellular bacteria. These recommendations are based on experience, especially in Latin America. Further research is necessary for the realization of an international consensus.

Author Biography

Flavio César Ivalde, Department of Orthopedics, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

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Published

2019-08-16