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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 187-198

Infected orthopedic implants


Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Abulfotooh M Eid
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, 21131
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1110-1148.208908

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Infected orthopedic implants present a heavy burden to patients, surgeons and the community in terms of morbidity, mortality and cost. In this mini review sources of infection are traced and so are the risk factors and incidence. The pathomechanisms are explored and the clinical presentations as well as diagnostic tools are discussed. In addition, the various treatment methods are explained.


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