Special Issue "Complications in Total Joint Arthroplasties"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2019)
Prof. Dr. Enrique Gómez-Barrena
Total joint arthroplasties are among the surgical interventions that have provided a higher quality of life for human kind. The benefit of these interventions extend for many years, thus confirming the high efficiency of the procedure. Well-established registries provide follow-up data that have confirmed this favourable outcome in many cases, and millions of interventions are performed world-wide yearly. These facts are well known to the general population and general practitioners, fostering the referral of patients with serious articular damage that eventually may benefit from the operations.
However, the number and severity of related complications remind us of the complexity and seriousness of these surgical procedures. While many patients perform remarkably well without any complications, and although these are well-described to the patient, they are often not well-understood by the patient at the time of informed consent. Thus, the prognosis of the complicated procedure jeopardizes the expectations of those patients affected by a complication.
In this context, today more information from clinical studies is available to analyze the diagnosis and treatment of joint arthroplasty complications. Several approaches have been developed, including epidemiological, observational, or experimental studies. Early and late complications have generated new classification series in the currently used coding. The overall diagnosis and treatment of infectious complications, material failures, prosthetic loosening, joint instability, or others have been the subject of intensive research to understand, prevent and treat well-known or new circumstances related to the failure of this otherwise highly successful technique.
The current Special Issue aims to deepen this research, offering the reader an overview of the present debates that intend to clarify and further improve the outcome of these unhappy patients who, looking for an improved quality of life, face a difficult situation that may require complex surgical and medical treatments, hospital stays and occasionally limited recovery.
Prof. Dr. Enrique Gómez-Barrena
Dr. Eduardo García-Rey
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Clinical Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Epidemiology of joint arthroplasty complications
- Recent complications after joint arthroplasty
- Long-term complications after joint arthroplasty
- Septic joint arthroplasty
- Implant loosening
- Joint instability after total joint arthroplasty
- Hip revision surgery due to failed arthroplasty
- Knee revision surgery due to failed arthroplasty