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Journal of Bone and Joint Infection An open-access journal of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society and the MusculoSkeletal Infection Society
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Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
J. Bone Joint Infect., 2, 1–2, 2017
J. Bone Joint Infect., 2, 1–2, 2017

Editorial 01 Jan 2017

Editorial | 01 Jan 2017

Local Antimicrobial Treatment in Orthopaedic Surgery

Antonia F. Chen1,2 and Heinz Winkler3,4 Antonia F. Chen and Heinz Winkler
  • 1Rothman Institute, Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, 925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, USA
  • 2Vice President, Musculoskeletal Infection Society of North America, Rochester, MN 59963-0422, USA
  • 3Osteitis Centre, Privatklinik Döbling, Vienna, Austria
  • 4Past President of EBJIS, Euopean Bone and Joint Infection Society, ZA La Piece 2, 1180 Rolle, Switzerland

Keywords: local antimicrobial, orthopaedic surgery

Abstract. The purpose of this special issue of Journal of Bone and Joint Infection is to provide orthopaedic surgeons with basic science explanations as to how these local antimicrobials work, clinical evidence that supports these local treatments, and the role of these local treatments against biofilm.

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