A Case Report of Familial Mediterranean Fever Diagnosed Following the Total Knee Arthroplasty

HSS Journal Article

Sumito Kawamura, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatology, Kobayashi Hospital, Kitami, Hokkaido, Japan

Kazunaga Agematsu, MD
Department of Infection and Host Defense, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan

Daisuke Kawamura, MD
Kawamura Orthopaedics, Furano, Hokkaido, Japan

Goroh Kawamura, MD
Kawamura Orthopaedics, Furano, Hokkaido, Japan

Koji Suzuki, MD
Department of Rheumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery, Hokkaido Orthopaedic Memorial Hospital, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Michio Minami, MD
Department of Rheumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery, Hokkaido Orthopaedic Memorial Hospital, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Introduction

Postoperative fever following orthopedic surgical procedures is common, but the cause of fever and its relation to infections is often unclear. Periprosthetic joint infection is a devastating complication following the total joint arthroplasty [8]. In the USA, periprosthetic joint infection is currently the most common indication for revision total knee arthroplasty and the third most common indication for revision total hip arthroplasty [2, 8]. Since no highly accurate diagnostic method exists, the diagnosis of infection is based on a combination of clinical suspicion, serological tests, culture results, histology, and basic molecular techniques.

This article appears in the HSS Journal: Volume 11, Issue 3.
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HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.

 

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