Gram stain detection of infection during revision arthroplasty

Chimento, G. F., Finger, S. and Barrack, R. L. (1996) Gram stain detection of infection during revision arthroplasty. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: British Volume, 78B 5: 838-839.

Author Chimento, G. F.
Finger, S.
Barrack, R. L.
Title Gram stain detection of infection during revision arthroplasty
Journal name Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: British Volume   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-620X
2044-5377
Publication date 1996-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 78B
Issue 5
Start page 838
End page 839
Total pages 2
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery
Language eng
Abstract We reviewed 194 revision arthroplasties of the hip and knee performed over a ten-year period. The results of intraoperative Gram staining were available in 169 (87%). Thirty-two were found to be infected (11 hips and 21 knees) and 137 had no evidence of infection. Intraoperative Gram staining was negative in all 169 cases. The method therefore had a sensitivity of 0% for detecting infection. We conclude that the absence of organisms on intraoperative Gram staining during revision arthroplasty does not confirm the absence of infection.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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