Table of Contents

Introduction.
Joint Replacement: Historical Overview.
Biomaterials in Artificial Joint Replacements.
The Definition of Prosthetic Joint Infections (PJI).
Classification of Prosthetic Joint Infections.
The Epidemiology of Total Joint Arthroplasty Infections.
Septic Complications in Arthroplasty.
Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Total Joint Arthroplasty.
Risk Factors for Prosthetic Joint Infections.
Pathogenesis of Prosthetic Joint Infections.
Bacteria-Biomaterial Interactions.
Biomaterial-Host Interactions in Aseptic and Septic Conditions.
Influence of Wear Particles on Local and Systemic Immune System.
Diagnostic Evaluations.
Synovial Fluid Cytology.
Histological Analysis of Periprosthetic.
Tissue for Detecting Prosthetic Joint Infection.
Microbiological Diagnosis of Prosthetic Joint Infection.
Microbiological Processing of Samples in the Investigation of Suspected Prosthetic Joint Infection.
Molecular Diagnosis of Prosthetic Joint Infection.
Current Treatment Strategies in Prosthetic Joint Infections.
Total Ankle Replacement Infections.
Periprosthetic Infection Issues with Osseointegrated (OI) Implant Technology in Amputees.
The Algorithm for Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment.
Bone Grafts and Bone Graft Substitutes in Infected Arthroplasty.