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Counting Neutrophils in Frozen Sections of Periprosthetic Soft Tissue During Revision of an Arthroplasty

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Description:

When an orthopedic prosthesis fails it is important to identify infection as the cause, since revision without control of infection will result in future failure. Identification of neutrophils in periprosthetic soft tissue biopsied at the time of the revision can be used in combination with the clinical appearance to determine the best management strategy.

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