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Novel Diagnostics in Revision Arthroplasty

Novel Diagnostics in Revision Arthroplasty: Implant Sonication and Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction

Article doi: 10.3791/55147
December 3rd, 2017 Usage Statistics

Summary December 3rd, 2017

Differential diagnostics in painful arthroplasty is crucial for treatment success. Joint aspiration is routinely performed preoperatively. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction of the joint aspirate and the sonication fluid, a feasible tool for quick pathogen detection from these samples is described.

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