Cyber Deal: All Apress eBooks only 6,99€ each! Get this offer >>

Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health

A Modern Approach to Biofilm-Related Orthopaedic Implant Infections

Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Volume 5

Editors: Drago, Lorenzo (Ed.)

Free Preview
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of Prostetic Joint Infection (PJI)
  • Highlights potential causes, diagnosis and therapy of PJIs
  • With a special focus on the involvment of biofilms in PJIs
  • Written for scientists working on arthroplasty and newcomers to the field alike
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52274-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA
Softcover $179.99
price for USA
About this book

This book discusses Prosthetic Joint Infection (PJI), which remains one of the most common problems necessitating revision arthroplasty. It pursues a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together opinions from the leading experts in the field. The book identifies the potential causes of these infections, provides sound diagnostic criteria guidelines, and explains how these prosthetic infections are managed from orthopedic surgery, clinical and diagnostic perspectives. 

PJI can lead to multiple revision surgeries and significant patient morbidity. Periprosthetic infection rates remain around 1–2% after primary total hip and knee arthroplasty and account for approximately 7–12% of all revision cases.

Orthopedic hardware infections are much-feared and costly complications that can occur when these devices are implemented both in traumatic cases as well as in joint replacement surgery. Because these infections can lead to higher morbidity, it is important to understand their pathophysiology and the principles behind their diagnosis and initial treatment.

The pathogenesis of these kinds of infections is intimately connected to the biofilm-producing trait characteristic of many microorganisms, which can have a critical effect on the likely success of treatments.  

The book offers a unique guide for all scientists working in arthroplasty who are seeking an update on the field, and for newcomers alike.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • The Concept of Biofilm-Related Implant Malfunction and “Low-Grade Infection”

    Pages 1-13

    Romanò, Carlo Luca (et al.)

  • Mechanisms of Bacterial Colonization of Implants and Host Response

    Pages 15-27

    Wagner, Christof (et al.)

  • Animal Models of Implant-Related Low-Grade Infections. A Twenty-Year Review

    Pages 29-50

    Lovati, Arianna Barbara (et al.)

  • Microbiological Diagnosis of Implant-Related Infections: Scientific Evidence and Cost/Benefit Analysis of Routine Antibiofilm Processing

    Pages 51-67

    Drago, Lorenzo (et al.)

  • The Role of Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Implant-Related Infections in Orthopaedics and Trauma

    Pages 69-79

    Alvand, Abtin (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52274-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA
Softcover $179.99
price for USA

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Modern Approach to Biofilm-Related Orthopaedic Implant Infections
Book Subtitle
Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Volume 5
Editors
  • Lorenzo Drago
Series Title
Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Series Volume
971
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52274-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52274-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52273-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84864-8
Series ISSN
2365-2675
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 119
Number of Illustrations
20 illustrations in colour
Topics