pathology tank

Written by: Dr. Lluís Puig Verdié
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The tank pathology is the field that includes the diagnosis and treatment of infectious complications locomotor. There are different types within the pathology. The most common are infections of the joint prosthesis, hip, knee and shoulder. They are the most frequently appearing both early character after surgery for placement of the prosthesis ( acute infections ) and those that appear in a later ( chronic infections ).


Cause of septic pathologies

Explained in a very simplified way, if at the time of surgery, a bacterium is deposited on the surface of the prosthesis and get the prosthesis developed winding colonizing and causing denial. Broadly speaking, this is the main cause of septic rejection of the prosthesis.

There are also risk factors that may favor its appearance. Some of these are diseases like diabetes leukemia and among other causes, steroid intake.


Symptoms and treatment of septic pathologies

In acute cases, the symptoms we found are Pain inflammation or even fever. By contrast, there are chronic cases, the only sign that manifests is pain, which is why it is often difficult to diagnose.

Treatment of septic pathologies is based on the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team. In all cases a surgical treatment associated with correct treatment antibiotic is required and prolonged. This treatment has a positive result, and that this will get cured over 90 % of cases.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Lluís Puig Verdié
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Lluís Puig Verdié is Section Chief of Pathology Septic and locomotor apparatus in Traumatic Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology of the famous Parc de Salut MAR hospital, is also a member of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Dr. Chiron in Barcelona, prestigious private hospital in Barcelona. The combination of academic qualifications of Dr. Puig Verdié, with his professional experience makes it one of the best professionals in their field, why it has been awarded on numerous occasions. On the other hand, it is a regular speaker at conferences related to their specialty and vice president of the Catalan Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SCCOT). Dr. Puig Verdié specializes in knee replacement surgery and hip, as well as post-surgical prostheses due to infections; in addition to his practice, he is an associate professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and professor guest of several Spanish and foreign universities.


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