Sonication of explants enhances the diagnostic accuracy of synovial fluid and tissue cultures and can help determine the appropriate antibiotic therapy for prosthetic joint infections.

ALIYEV O. , YILDIZ F. , KAYA H. B. , Aghazada A. , SÜMBÜL B. , Citak M., ...More

International orthopaedics, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00264-021-05286-w
  • Title of Journal : International orthopaedics
  • Keywords: Sonication, Sensitivity, Accuracy, Revision, Periprosthetic joint infection, Aseptic, Tissue culture, KNEE ARTHROPLASTY, BACTERIA, HIP, PCR


Purposes This study aimed to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the sonication cultures according to the International Consensus Meeting 2018 criteria and to evaluate the effect of sonication on the antibiotic treatment of patients.