Proceedings from the 2018 International Consensus Meeting on Orthopedic Infections: evaluation of periprosthetic shoulder infection

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The Second International Consensus Meeting on Orthopedic Infections was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in July 2018. More than 800 experts from all 9 subspecialties of orthopedic surgery and allied fields of infectious disease, microbiology, and epidemiology were assembled to form the International Consensus Group. The shoulder workgroup reached consensus on 27 questions related to culture techniques, inflammatory markers, and diagnostic criteria used to evaluate patients for periprosthetic shoulder infection. This document contains the group's recommendations and rationale for each question related to evaluating periprosthetic shoulder infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S32-S66
JournalJournal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2019



  • CRP
  • culture
  • Cutibacterium acnes
  • Diagnosis
  • ESR
  • evaluation
  • periprosthetic shoulder infection
  • purulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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