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Can the oncology classification system be used for prosthetic joint infection?

Alt, Volker ; Rupp, Markus ; Langer, Martin ; Baumann, Florian ; Trampuz, Andrej
Date of publication of this fulltext: 14 May 2020 12:07


Abstract

A major problem in prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is the lack of a generally used classification system although several different systems have been proposed in the literature.1,2 The most frequently used classification of PJIs with early, delayed, and chronic infection proposed by Schafroth et al3 only focusses on the time of onset of infection symptoms. However, PJIs are multifactorial ...

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