When is a medical cure for acute prosthetic joint infection (PJI) septic arthritis most likely?

Updated: Sep 19, 2017
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Acute prosthetic joint infection (PJI) (< 3 wk in duration) can be cured medically if it is of the early type or secondary to hematogenous spread without any evidence of periarticular soft-tissue involvement or joint instability. [7]


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