Osteomyelitis is a bone infection, that may occur spontaneously or, more often, following trauma or surgery on bones and joints.
Implant-related bone infections, occurring after joint prosthesis (hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, etc.) or osteosynthesis (plates, screws, nails implant for fractures or osteotomies), affect hundreds of thousands of people in Europe and Wordlwide, being one of the most challenging complication in orthopedic and trauma surgery, often requiring complex treatments in specialized Centers.
The great progress made in the last 20 years in specialized Centers, however, has made it possible to achieve a durable remission or the real healing of the infection in more than 90% of cases.
These improvements do require a continuous effort in updating and perfecting classification, early and differential diagnosis, prevention and treatment, with a combined surgical and medical approach.
This site has as objective to disseminate the knowledge on the treatment of bone and joint infections and prosthetic, connecting patients, professionals (orthopedic surgeons dedicated to infections, microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, pharmacologists...) and industry.
Pain after Hip or Knee Prosthesis: Be Careful, It Can Be an Infection !
Infection is among the first three main reasons for failure of joint prosthesis according to many reviews.
If you wish to learn more... come to the
Crossing Borders in Bone and Joint infection Management
Lecture Held at the 35th European Bone and Joint Infection meeting in Oxford, UK