Potential periprosthetic joint infection it is the opinion of the work group that testing strategies be planned according to whether there is a higher or lower probability that a patient has a hip or knee periprosthetic infection strength of recommendation consensus. Periprosthetic joint infection pji is one of the most devastating and costly complications following total joint arthroplasty tja diagnosis and management of pji is challenging for surgeons there is no gold standard for diagnosis of pji making distinction between septic and aseptic failures difficult. Diagnosis treatment options for periprosthetic joint infections a periprosthetic joint infection is one of the most challenging complications after hip or knee arthroplasty its also one of the most concerning since delaying treatment can lead to impaired joint function among other serious health problems. Periprosthetic joint infection of the hip and knee is a practical reference for the diagnosis and treatment of total joint infections following hip and knee arthroplasty in addition to useful chapters presenting common tests and algorithms used for diagnosis the book gives background on the epidemiology risk factors and prevention strategies of periprosthetic joint infection. Diagnosing periprosthetic joint infection pji of the hip and knee remains a major challenge as there is no test with absolute accuracy the diagnosis of pji is based on a combination of clinical findings laboratory results from peripheral blood and synovial fluid microbiological culture histological evaluation of periprosthetic tissue and intraoperative findings
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