Survey of shoulder arthroplasty surgeons’ methods for infection avoidance of Propionibacterium

Stephen Arthur Parada, K. Aaron Shaw, Josef K. Eichinger, Monica J. Stadecker, Laurence D. Higgins, Jon J.P. Warner

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Abstract

Introduction: Propionibacterium acnes infection after shoulder arthroplasty remains a source of morbidity. Determining practices amongst shoulder surgeons is the first step in developing infection-prevention best-practices. Methods: A survey was sent to a shoulder fellowship alumni group to determine their arthroplasty infection prevention methods Results: 74% completed the survey. Cefazolin (90%), vancomycin (50%) and clindamycin (18%) were the most commonly used antibiotics, 61% utilized more than one antibiotic. Most (76%) reported using an experience-based protocol learned during residency/fellowship. Discussion and conclusion: There are no clear standards for prevention of Propionibacterium acnes infections in shoulder arthroplasty. There is a general non-scientific approach to the prevention of shoulder arthroplasty infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Propionibacterium
Arthroplasty
Propionibacterium acnes
Infection
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Cefazolin
Clindamycin
Vancomycin
Internship and Residency
Practice Guidelines
Surveys and Questionnaires
Surgeons
Morbidity

Keywords

  • P. acnes
  • Periprosthetic infection
  • Propionibacterium acnes
  • Shoulder arthroplasty
  • Shoulder infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Survey of shoulder arthroplasty surgeons’ methods for infection avoidance of Propionibacterium. / Parada, Stephen Arthur; Shaw, K. Aaron; Eichinger, Josef K.; Stadecker, Monica J.; Higgins, Laurence D.; Warner, Jon J.P.

In: Journal of Orthopaedics, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.03.2018, p. 177-180.

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Parada, Stephen Arthur ; Shaw, K. Aaron ; Eichinger, Josef K. ; Stadecker, Monica J. ; Higgins, Laurence D. ; Warner, Jon J.P. / Survey of shoulder arthroplasty surgeons’ methods for infection avoidance of Propionibacterium. In: Journal of Orthopaedics. 2018 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 177-180.
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