February 2017 - Volume 25 - Issue 2

  • William N. Levine, MD
  • 1067-151X
  • 1940-5480
  • Monthly
  • 8/74 ORTHOPEDICS; 32 /199 SURGERY
  • 3.055


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Descriptive Epidemiology of Acetabular Dysplasia: The Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) Periacetabular Osteotomy

Sankar, Wudbhav N.; Duncan, Stephen T.; Baca, Geneva R.; More

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons . 25(2):150-159, February 2017.

Musculoskeletal infection is a leading cause of chronic pain and physical disability. The incidence of musculoskeletal infection, including periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), soft-tissue infection, septic arthritis, and osteomyelitis, is increasing in association with an aging population and growing rates of diabetes and obesity.1,2 Of special concern is a disproportionate increase in infections caused by drug-resistant strains, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).1 Recent estimates place the overall infection rate following orthopaedic surgery involving internal devices at approximately 5%, including a 1-year incidence of PJI of 0.7%.2,3
Published April 2015
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