2018 International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal Infection: Research Priorities from the General Assembly Questions

Schwarz EM, Parvizi J, Gehrke T, Aiyer A, Battenberg A, Brown SA, Callaghan JJ, Citak M, Egol K, Garrigues GE, Ghert M, Goswami K, Green A, Hammound S, Kates SL, McLaren AC, Mont MA, Namdari S, Obremskey WT, O’Toole R, Raikin S, Restrepo C, Ricciardi B, Saeed K, Sanchez-Sotelo J, Shohat N, Tan T, Thirukumaran CP, Winters B. J Orthop Res. 2019 May;37(5):997-1006. doi: 10.1002/jor.24293. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

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A research workgroup was assembled from the 2nd International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal Infection to “provide broad audience guidance on the controversies and major unmet needs in the field of” musculoskeletal infections. Major topics include…

  • Developing a Functional Definition of “Acute” Versus “Chronic” Bone and Implant‐Related Infection
  • Host Immunity, Immunotherapy and Immunoprophylaxis, and Cessation of Immunosuppressive Therapy
  • The Use of Antibiotics for Musculoskeletal Infections
  • Diagnosing Musculoskeletal Infections
  • Modifiable Factors

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