Table 1

Clinical, microbiological, and laboratory data for the 21 patients with prosthetic joint infection
Patient No/Age, Y/Sex Prosthesis Medical condition Pre-operative culture/ Microorganism Pre-op CRP mg/dl Intra-operative culture (i) Sonication culture/Prosthesis Pre-2nd stage CRP mg/dl Interim Period/ Second stage surgery Intra-operative culture (ii) Sonication culture/Spacer 3rd stage surgery/Follow-Up/Final outcome
1/74/M TKA none joint aspiration fluid/PA 1.0 no growth no growth 1.2 30 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/28 months/no recurrence
2/65/F TKA none joint aspiration fluid/MSSA 1.8 MSSA MSSA 1.2 30 days/reimplantation no growth MSSA early debridement/25 months/no recurrence
3/70/M TKA none culture of sinus tract/ PA 2.5 PA PA 2.1 85 days/arthrodesis PA PA none/23 months/no recurrence/bony fusion
4/68/M TKA none joint aspiration fluid/CONS 2.8 CONS CONS 0.4 87 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/25 months/no recurrence
5/71/F TKA none joint aspiration fluid/no growth 2.3 CONS CONS 0.3 90 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/24 months/no recurrence
6/70/M TKA none joint aspiration fluid/no growth 30.0 CONS CONS 0.2 90 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/28 months/no recurrence
7/71/M TKA none joint aspiration fluid/no growth 3.1 CONS CONS 0.3 92 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/27 months/no recurrence
8/78/M TKA none culture of sinus tract/ PA 3.5 PA PA 1.0 92 days/ arthrodesis PA PA none/25 months/no recurrence/fibrous union
9/72/M TKA none joint aspiration fluid/CONS 4.1 CONS CONS 0.4 95 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/27 months/no recurrence
10/55/F THA none joint aspiration fluid/no growth 3.5 MSSA MSSA 0.3 100 days/reimplantation no growth MSSA early debridement/20 months/no recurrence
11/64/M TKA none joint aspiration fluid/MSSA 1.8 MSSA MSSA 0.3 120 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/26 months/no recurrence
12/55/F TKA diabetes joint aspiration fluid/no growth 0.3 MSSA CONS 0.3 120 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/27 months/no recurrence
13/62/F THA diabetes none 15.0 CONS CONS 0.3 125 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/23 months/no recurrence
14/64/F TKA none joint aspiration fluid/no growth 1.9 no growth no growth 0.3 150 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/23 months/no recurrence
15/63/M TKA none joint aspiration fluid/MSSA 2.0 MSSA none 1.7 150 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/26 months/no recurrence
16/68/M THA psoriasis culture of sinus tract/MRSA 4.4 MRSA MRSA 0.4 180 days/reimplantation no growth MRSA

Girdlestone arthroplasty

18 months/no recurrence

17/58/F TKA schizophrenia culture of sinus tract/ MSSA 0.5 CONS MSSA 0.7 180 days/arthrodesis MSSA MSSA none/24 months/no recurrence/bony fusion
18/60/F THA none culture of sinus tract/MSSA 30.0 MSSA MSSA 0.3 180 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/26 months/no recurrence
19/66/M THA none none 5.8 CONS CONS 0.4 180 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/22 months/no recurrence
20/69/F TKA none joint aspiration fluid/CONS 2.0 CONS CONS 0.5 210 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/25 months/no recurrence
21/64/F TKA none joint aspiration fluid/no growth 1.8 no growth no growth 0.3 240 days/reimplantation no growth no growth none/29 months/no recurrence

Abbreviations: CRP C-reactive protein, TKA total knee arthroplasty, THA total hip arthroplasty, MSSA methicillin-sensible Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, CONS coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, PAPseudomonas Aeruginosa.

Mariconda et al.

Mariconda et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:193   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-193

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