AAOS Now, October 2018
S. aureus Infects and Hides in Living Osteocytes in PJIs
Over the past three years, my colleagues and I have studied Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria and their ability to infect and reside inside human living osteocytes. This phenomenon may explain why periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) are difficult to treat and clear, as well as why they can recur months or years after infection treatment or primary surgery.
Is There a Clear Solution for Recurrent Disk Herniations?
Microdiskectomy is the most common surgical procedure used to treat lumbar disk herniations when conservative care fails. Although good to excellent results are achieved about 90 percent of the time, recurrent disk herniation reportedly occurs in 7 percent to 18 percent of cases and is one of the most common causes of reoperation.