Prosthetic Joint Infections and the Impact of Syndromic Testing

Prosthetic joint infections (PJI) are a significant clinical burden facing patients, orthopedic surgeons, and the entire global healthcare industry. While a small percentage of joint arthroplasty patients end up actually experiencing infection, these occurrences can be dangerous and may involve replacing the prosthesis.1 Obtaining accurate diagnoses and making informed treatment decisions, all within an actionable timeframe, can improve patient management and even save lives.

The number of patients projected to undergo hip and knee replacements, as well as other joint replacement procedures, is growing.1–4 Along with that growth is an increasing demand for new and improved clinical tools. The new BIOFIRE® Joint Infection (JI) Panel is a fast, accurate, and comprehensive diagnostic solution for joint infections, including PJIs.