Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ®

A Publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons ®

Symposium: 2016 Hip Society Proceeding 1 article

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How Reliable Is the Alpha-defensin Immunoassay Test for Diagnosing Periprosthetic Joint Infection? A Prospective Study

Tommaso Bonanzinga MD, Akos Zahar MD, Michael Dütsch MSc, Christian Lausmann MD, Daniel Kendoff MD, PhD, Thorsten Gehrke MD

A key issue in the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is the correct diagnosis. The main problem is lack of diagnostic tools able to diagnose a PJI with high accuracy. Alpha-defensin has been proposed as a possible solution, but in the current literature, there is a lack of independent validation.