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Septic arthritis of the knee joint in Azerbaijan: a 5-year retrospective microbiological investigation

Published in N°18 - July / August 2022
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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 in category RESULTS
(1) Azerbaijan Scientific Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Baku, Azerbaijan ([email protected]) - (2) Azerbaijan Scientific Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Baku, Azerbaijan - (3) Clinical Microbiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, 20100 Milano, Italy - (4) Zerktouni Orthopaedic Clinic, 20000 Casablanca, Morocco ([email protected]) - (5) Studio Medico Cecca-Romanò, Corso Venezia, 20121 Milano, Italy ([email protected]) - (6) HB Guven Clinic Baku, Azerbaijan ([email protected]) / [email protected]

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

Introduction

Musculoskeletal infection remains a major issue in orthopedics, posing complex diagnostic and therapeutical dilemmas and being associated with high economical and social costs [1-3]. In fact, musculoskeletal infection remains a major problem not only for traumatologist-orthopedists, but also for microbiologists [7-9], with a lack of  universally accepted therapeutical approach, due to the relative scarcity of scientific evidence  [3]. Among the many challenges of bone and joint infections, the relative frequency  of antibiotic-resistant strains in  different clinical conditions and in the various geographical areas remains largely unknown [1,4-6].

To fill the gap, in 2017 the World Association against Infection in Orthopedics and Trauma (WAIOT) was established in Vienna, with the mission to increase and disseminate the scientific knowledge on bone and joint infections worldwide. Among the various targets, a WAIOT task force decided to start investigations on the microbiology of large joints infections in some underreported geographical areas. In fact, septic arthrtitis of large joints is a serious condition, that, if not appropriately treated in a timely manner, may lead to severe and permanent joint damage, with loss of function and the need for complex joint...

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