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New Developments in Diagnosing and Treating Hip and Knee Periprosthetic Joint Infection: A Guide for Orthopaedic Surgeons
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New Developments in Diagnosing and Treating Hip and Knee Periprosthetic Joint Infection: A Guide for Orthopaedic Surgeons


This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.

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Released:
10/16/17
Expires:
10/15/18

Maximum Credits:

0.25
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10/15/18

Maximum Credits:
0.25
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Released:
10/16/17
Expires:
10/15/18


Maximum Credits:
0.25


Overview: This 15-minute publication begins with a brief video in which a clinical expert reviews recent changes in the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), including Musculoskeletal Infection Society criteria and newly identified synovial biomarkers. The publication then discusses approaches for confirming a diagnosis of PJI and reviews available treatment strategies, including surgical and pharmacologic options.

CME Information:

Faculty
William Jiranek, MD, FACS
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC
 
Activity Planners
Stephanie Larson, PhD
Clinical Content Manager
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Laura Rafferty
Managing Editor
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Samantha Gordon
CME Specialist
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD

Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN
Manager
Lead Nurse Planner
Med-IQ
Lansing, MI
 
Writer
Jennifer Taylor Arnold
Jacksonville Beach, FL
 
Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Apply guideline recommendations to the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection in patients following total hip or total knee arthroplasty

Target Audience
This activity is intended for orthopaedic surgeons.
 
Series Overview/Statement of Need
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) volume is anticipated to increase in the coming decades as the population ages. As a result, a corresponding 3-fold increase in periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is estimated to occur by 2030. PJI significantly increases rates of hospital readmission and/or patient mortality, and PJI treatment—which is associated with high failure rates—can cost as much as 3 to 4 times the cost of primary implantation. Orthopaedic surgeons must be familiar with key guideline recommendations for both the diagnosis and treatment of PJI and be prepared for challenges associated with antimicrobial therapy, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
 
Collaborator Statement
This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.

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Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Medium/Method of Participation
This CME activity consists of a 0.25-credit online publication. To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.
 
Initial Release Date: October 16, 2017
Expiration Date: October 15, 2018
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 15 minutes

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The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation. 

William Jiranek, MD, FACS
Royalty: DePuy Synthes
Consulting fees/advisory boards: DePuy Synthes
 
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