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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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Determining whether periprosthetic joint infections are acute or chronic can be a challenge for the arthroplasty surgeon. We present data that support the use of the ratio between the ESR and CRP in patients with PJI. Using this simple calculation of the ESR / CRP ratio, surgeons may have more confidence in determining whether an infection is acute or chronic, which can aid in treatment decisions.
JBJI | Articles | Volume 6, issue 6
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 229–234, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-229-2021
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 229–234, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-229-2021

Original full-length article 08 Jun 2021

Original full-length article | 08 Jun 2021

Acute or chronic periprosthetic joint infection? Using the ESR ∕ CRP ratio to aid in determining the acuity of periprosthetic joint infections

Zachary K. Christopher et al.

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Determining whether periprosthetic joint infections are acute or chronic can be a challenge for the arthroplasty surgeon. We present data that support the use of the ratio between the ESR and CRP in patients with PJI. Using this simple calculation of the ESR / CRP ratio, surgeons may have more confidence in determining whether an infection is acute or chronic, which can aid in treatment decisions.
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