Preoperative aspiration culture for preoperative diagnosis of infection in total hip or knee arthroplasty.

TitlePreoperative aspiration culture for preoperative diagnosis of infection in total hip or knee arthroplasty.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsQu X, Zhai Z, Wu C, Jin F, Li H, Wang L, Liu G, Liu X, Wang W, Li H, Zhang X, Zhu Z, Dai K
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume51
Issue11
Pagination3830-4
Date Published2013 Nov
Abstract

This meta-analysis evaluated preoperative aspiration culture for diagnosing prosthetic joint infection (PJI) in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The pooled sensitivity and specificity were 0.72 (95% confidence interval, 0.65 to 0.78) and 0.95 (0.93 to 0.97), respectively. Subgroup analyses revealed nonsignificant worse diagnostic performance for THA than for TKA (sensitivity, 0.70 versus 0.78; specificity, 0.94 versus 0.96). Preoperative aspiration culture has moderate to high sensitivity and very high specificity for diagnosing PJI.

DOI10.1155/2013/914971
Alternate JournalJ. Clin. Microbiol.