Research on Microbial Periprosthetic Infections

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Biofilm".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2024) | Viewed by 216

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Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Interests: phage; periprosthetic infections
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Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Interests: orthopedic surgery; hip and knee replacement

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Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Interests: periprosthetic joint infection; antibiotic

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Implantable medical devices have revolutionized the care provided for patients suffering from a diverse spectrum of medical conditions. Unfortunately, a common complication that hampers the intended benefit of any implanted medical device is periprosthetic infection, with biofilm formation on infected implant surfaces being one of the main the main culprits that poses a significant therapeutic challenge for current standard antimicrobial therapies.

The Special Issue aims to present recent research related to periprosthetic infections, with a focus on, among other potential themes, biofilm biology on various implant surfaces, local and systemic host responses to biofilm formation, approaches to treat and prevent biofilm formation, economic and functional implications of periprosthetic infections. Reviews, original research and communications will be welcome.

Dr. Hesham Abdelbary
Dr. George Grammatopoulos
Dr. Simon Garceau
Guest Editors

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  • biofilm
  • implant surface
  • immune system
  • delivery mechanisms
  • antibiotic resistance

Published Papers

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