The management of periprosthetic infections in the future: a review of new forms of treatment

Bone Joint J. 2015 Sep;97-B(9):1162-9. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.97B9.35295.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement / methods
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement / trends*
  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible
  • Disease Management
  • Humans
  • Joint Prosthesis / adverse effects*
  • Photochemotherapy / methods
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / etiology
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / prevention & control
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / therapy*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible