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Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) affects 2-3% of all total joint replacement cases. In 10-30% of these cases, the organism is unidentifiable, which may impact treatment planning and outcomes. In this study, suspected periprosthetic infections of foot and ankle procedures treated by four foot and ankle-trained orthopedic surgeons were retrospectively reviewed to determine culture status and applicability of the 2018 International Consensus Meeting on Orthopedic Infections (ICM) classification system.
Harley J, Baker E, Gehrke C, Ciufo D, Vaupel Z, Fortin PT. Applying the periprosthetic joint infection consensus definition to ankle implant-associated and infection-suspected procedures to assess diagnosis. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2022 May 2; Rochester Hills, MI.