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On 01/08/2022

N°18 - July / August 2022

N°18 - July / August 2022

Interview : HERMAN J. DEL SEL

Hernan del See is the current president of WAIOT and worked as a Professor of Orthopedics at the Catholic University until his retirement and is currently the Chief Medical Officer at the British Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He looks back to a very successful and fascinating career in Orthopedcis. He shares with us some very interesting stories on giants in Orthopedics he was able to meet during his training in Europe and the US. His father and these teachers had a strong influence on his career and the development of Orthopedics in Argentina.

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Article : Novel diagnostic approach to biofilm-related infections using Dithiotreitol (DTT) By Thami Benzakour(1), Guenter Lob(2), Hazem Alkhawashki(3), Chingiz Alizadeh(4), Lorenzo Drago(5)

The implants generally used to surgically treat or manage several patients may act as a biotic surfaces in the human body, thereby facilitating the colonization and the settle of many microbial species. Microbes are often cleared by the host's innate immune mechanisms, but sometimes they can cause a devastating life threatening infection, generally called Implant-associated Infection (IAI).

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Article : Antibacterial coating of implants: what surgeons should know By Carlo Luca Romanò(1), Hemant Sharma(2), Svetlana Bozhkova(3), Hiroyuki Tsuchiya(4)

Up to 80% of human bacterial infections are biofilm-related, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Among these, implant-related infections in orthopaedics and trauma still have a tremendous impact.

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Article : The Use of Static Spacers in Periprosthetic Knee Infections By Nicolas Cance, Cécile Batailler, J. Shatrov, Elvire Servien, F. Laurent, Tristan Ferry, Sébastien Lustig

The increasing number of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) being performed has led to a corresponding increase in the overall number of TKA infections. Periprosthetic knee infection is a severe and not infrequent complication, with an incidence ranging from 0.4 to 2.5% for primary TKA and 4 to 8% for revision surgery.

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Article : Joint Arthroplasty in sequelae of septic arthritis of the hip: a therapeutic guideline to single or two stage procedures By Hernan del Sel, Fernando Lopreite, Facundo Bochatey, Fernando Tillet

Acute septic hip arthritis can nowadays be treated initially with arthroscopy or open debridement, followed by appropriate antibiotic therapy, but success or failure at preserving the joint are closely related to time elapsed since initiation of symptoms, with a cut-off at about 1 to 2 weeks (1).

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Article : Septic arthritis of the knee joint in Azerbaijan: a 5-year retrospective microbiological investigation By Huseyn Aliyev(1), Gulshan Rasulova(2), Lorenzo Drago(3), Thami Benzakour(4), Carlo Luca Romano(5), Chingiz Alizadeh(6); World Association against Infection in Orthopedics and Trauma (WAIOT) Study Group On Bone And Joint Infection Definitions

Musculoskeletal infection remains a major issue in orthopedics, posing complex diagnostic and therapeutical dilemmas and being associated with high economical and social costs.

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