CRIOAc Lyon has published numerous BJI case reports in international medical journals. Lessons are learned with the treatment of every single patient. This knowledge gained by experience is valuable in the development of management algorithms and in the evaluation of medical and surgical strategies.

2021

Arthroplasty (2021) 3:43 https://doi.org/10.1186/s42836-021-00097-1
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Background: Q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii, a strictly intracellular pathogen that can cause acute and chronic infection. Chronic Q fever can occur in immunocompetent as well as in immunocompromised hosts, as a persistent localized infection. The main localizations are endocardial, vascular and, less frequently, osteoarticular. The most frequent... Read more »
Front Med (Lausanne). 2021 May 5;8:569159. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2021.569159. eCollection 2021.
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Bacteriophages are viruses that specifically target bacteria. They are considered to have a high potential in patients with prosthetic joint infection (PJI), as they have a synergistic anti-biofilm activity with antibiotics. We report here the case of an 88-year-old man (63 kg) with relapsing Pseudomonas aeruginosa prosthetic knee infection. The patient had severe alteration of the general... Read more »

2020

Front Med (Lausanne). 2020 Jul 31;7:342. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2020.00342. eCollection 2020.
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Infection is the most dramatic complication in patients with knee megaprosthesis. Its management is more complex in comparison with patients with primary arthroplasty, with a high risk of relapse. Lytic bacteriophages are considered to have a high potential in patients with prosthetic joint infection as it has been demonstrated that they have a synergistic anti-biofilm... Read more »

2019

2018

2017

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2017 Dec;103(8):1217-1220. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2017.09.011. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
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The surgical treatment of septic non-union is challenging and carries a high failure rate. Bone defect management and fracture site stabilisation are key treatment objectives. We report the case of a 75-year-old woman who underwent intercalary endoprosthetic reconstruction of a large tibial defect due to septic non-union after two previous treatment failures. The two-stage procedure... Read more »

2016

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2016 Feb;102(1):131-4. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2015.08.014. Epub 2016 Jan 7.
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Management of knee bone loss after gunshot trauma requires a multidisciplinary approach. Two cases of knee arthroplasty after devastating ballistic trauma are reported. Treatment comprised several steps: sampling, bone resection, reinforced cement spacer, latent sepsis control, and prosthetic reconstruction. The patients showed no neurovascular disorder and had a functioning extensor mechanism. At follow-up of at... Read more »

2015

2014

Am J Med . 2014 Aug;127(8):786.e7-786.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.03.013. Epub 2014 Mar 22.
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Background: The number of hip and knee arthroplasty procedures is steadily increasing as life expectancy increases. Coxiella burnetii may be responsible for culture-negative prosthetic joint arthritis and is associated with antibiotic failure and repeated surgeries. We report the first case series of C. burnetii-related culture-negative prosthetic joint arthritis. Methods: Cases were retrieved from the French... Read more »