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, vol.46, pp.415-422, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00264-021-05286-w
  • Journal Name: International orthopaedics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.415-422
  • Keywords: Sonication, Sensitivity, Accuracy, Revision, Periprosthetic joint infection, Aseptic, Tissue culture, KNEE ARTHROPLASTY, BACTERIA, HIP, PCR
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


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.