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Periprosthetic shoulder infection in the United States: incidence and economic burden.

Authors
  • Padegimas, Eric M
  • Maltenfort, Mitchell
  • Ramsey, Matthew L
  • Williams, Gerald R
  • Parvizi, Javad
  • Namdari, Surena
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 2015
Volume
24
Issue
5
Pages
741–746
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.11.044
PMID: 25595360
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Increasing incidence of shoulder arthroplasty and a constant infection rate will result in greater overall PJI burden. Whereas hospitalization costs for PJI are comparable to those of primary arthroplasty, they are incurred after the original cost of shoulder arthroplasty. Certain identifiable patient variables correlate with higher PJI rates. Risk factor modification may decrease PJI incidence and help contain costs.

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