The number of arthroplasties being undertaken is expected to grow year on year, and periprosthetic joint infections will be an increasing socioeconomic burden. The challenge to prevent and eradicate these infections has resulted in the emergence of several new strategies, which are discussed in this review. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2015;97-B:1162-9.
Keywords: Periprosthetic infections; Novel therapy; Future treatment; Emerging therapies.
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