Patient-Related Risk Factors for Periprosthetic Ankle Joint Infection: An Analysis of 6977 Total Ankle Arthroplasties

Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is a devastating complication that often results in explantation to resolve the infection. The purpose of the present investigation was to determine the patient-related risk factors for PJI after TAA. A national insurance database was queried for patients undergoing TAA using the Current Procedural Terminology and International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, procedure codes from 2005 to 2012

Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is a devastating complication that often results in explantation to resolve the infection. The purpose of the present investigation was to determine the patient-related risk factors for PJI after TAA. A national insurance database was queried for patients undergoing TAA using the Current Procedural Terminology and International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, procedure codes from 2005 to 2012

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Patient-Related Risk Factors for Periprosthetic Ankle Joint Infection: An Analysis of 6977 Total Ankle Arthroplasties