Plasma viscosity has a role in the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection after total knee arthroplasty
Phillips, Jonathan R A
Toms, Andrew D.
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
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The diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is challenging because no single test has consistently demonstrated an adequate discriminative potential. The combination of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) with adequate thresholds is well established. This study sought to investigate the role of plasma viscosity (PV) in the diagnosis of PJI following painful total knee arthroplasty.