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Infection management in shoulder defined by timing, organism type

4 days ago   |   By Healio

CHICAGO - Management of infection in the shoulder is based on the timing of the infection, the host and organism type, according to research presented here.
In his presentation at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Symposium, John W. Sperling, MD, MBA, noted that at the Mayo Clinic, infection is classified as positive culture at revision surgery , acute infection within 30 days of surgery , acute hematogenous infection or chronic infection. For treatment, debridement should be considered in an early postoperative infection or acute infection
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Speaker presents diagnostic criteria for shoulder infection

4 days ago   |   By Healio

CHICAGO - At the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Symposium, Eric T. Ricchetti, MD, presented recommended standardized protocols for obtaining intraoperative tissue specimens, tissue culture technique and new diagnostic criteria for infection of the shoulder.
Although standard diagnostic tests have been found to be effective in the identification of infection in the hip and knee, Ricchetti noted data on the shoulder are limited.
“The work group is currently recommending use of the current thresholds in the hip and knee literature, but when we use these thresholds in the
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