Predicting lower limb periprosthetic joint infections: A review of risk factors and their classification
David A George, Fares S Haddad, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University College London Hospitals, London NW1 2BU, United Kingdom
Lorenzo Drago, Microbiological Laboratory, Orthopaedic Research Institute Galeazzi, 20161 Milan, Italy
Sara Scarponi, Enrico Gallazzi, Carlo L Romano, Centre for Reconstructive Surgery and Osteoarticular Infections, Orthopaedic Research Institute Galeazzi, 20161 Milan, Italy
Author contributions: George DA and Romano CL designed the research; George DA, Scarponi S, Gallazzi E and Romano CL performed the research; Drago L and Haddad FS contributed to the results analysis and discussion; George DA, Scarponi S and Gallazzi E analyzed the data; George DA wrote the paper; Drago L, Haddad FS and Romano CL edited the paper.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Dr. David A George, Specialist Registrar, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic, University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU, United Kingdom. email@example.com
Received: October 25, 2016
Peer-review started: October 28, 2016
First decision: December 1, 2016
Revised: January 5, 2017
Accepted: March 12, 2017
Article in press: March 13, 2017
Published online: May 18, 2017