Oral abstracts for download:


Key Session 1 - Where are we in Bone and Joint Infection?


O1 - Experimental studies on infection after osteosynthesis

O2 - Prospects for whole genome sequencing for diagnostics

O3 - Interactions between staphylococci, osteoblasts and osteoclasts – what do we know in 2016?


Key Session 2 - Prosthetic Joint Infection

O4 - Introduction to the scale and cost of the problem and direction of travel

O5 - Biofilm biology and novel therapies in PJI

O6 - Antibiotic delivery in cementless revision

O7 - DAIR - role and limitations


Free Papers A

O8 - Early surgical debridement in patients with suspected acute infection after hip or knee arthroplasty – safe, effective and without negative functional impact

O9 - Early prosthetic joint infection after total hip arthroplasty

O10 - The unsuspected prosthetic joint infection: the incidence and consequences of positive intraoperative cultures in presumed aseptic knee and hip revisions

O11 - Survivorship and function of massive endoprostheses used in the management of peri-prosthetic joint infections around the hip and knee

O12 - Normalization of inflammatory parameters between two stage revision of infected prosthesis are not predictive of success – is it still reasonable to continue to wait?

O13 - Alpha-defensin test* for evaluation of periprosthetic joint infection

O14 - Alpha Defensin immunoassay for diagnosing PJI. A prospective study

O15 - Agreement between preoperative joint aspiration results and causative pathogens in patients with prosthetic hip and knee infections treated with a two-stage revision

O16 - Is there a relationship between perioperative positive cultures or positive leukocyte counting during exchange arthroplasty and postoperative infections?

O17 - Commercially pure dissolvable antibiotic beads: a clinical review of 756 cases of periprosthetic joint infection and aseptic revision arthroplasty

O18 - Multidrug resistant bacteria: an independent predictor of failure in periprosthetic joint infection



Free Papers B

O19 - Risk factors for the development of deep infection following hip fracture surgery: analysis of 2,822 consecutive patients

O20 - Low-grade-infection in the pathogenesis of primarily aseptically classified nonunion of the lower extremity – based on tibial-shaft-nonunion

O21 - Indications for and problems with bone-defect-reconstruction with the Masquelet-technique 

O22 - Masquelet technique: a systematic review thirty years after its introduction Ilaria Morelli

O23 - In vitro evaluation of lytic bacteriophage activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) biofilm

O24 - Gentamicin containing bone substitute to prevent infections during bone reconstruction surgery

O25 - Association of TNF-α and lymphotoxin-α gene polymorphisms and susceptibility of extremity chronic osteomyelitis in Chinese population

O26 - Role of preoperative bone biopsy in the microbiological diagnosis of lower extremity chronic osteomyelitis

O27 - Risk factors for recurrence of chronic posttraumatic osteomyelitis

O28 - Antimicrobial stewardship in the management of acute osteomyelitis and septic arthritis in children

O29 - Bone transport for post-infectious segmental defects in children



Key Session 3 - Infection Networks and Registries

O30 - What can the registers tell us about infection and what can they not tell us?

O31 - The UK perspective on regional infection networks and the fledgling Bone and Joint Infection Registry

O32 - Certification Process of MSI Units in Europe - key-factors - corner-stones - limits

O33 - How can we learn from own mistakes? The urgent need for standardized diagnostic criteria and outcome definition of prosthetic joint infection



Rapid Fire Papers 1

O34 - Synovial calprotectin; a rapid test to diagnose a prosthetic joint infection

O35 - Prospective, randomized comparison of one- versus two-stage bursectomy for moderate to severe septic bursitis

O36 - Comparison of knee arthrodesis with Knee Arthrodesis Nail System and Femoro-Tibial Nail combined with ALAC spacer as salvage therapy for infected knee with bone defect

O37 - A calcium sulphate / hydroxyapatite bone graft substitute eluting gentamicin in the treatment of diabetic foot osteomyelitis: a mid-term follow-up

O38 - Risk reduction on PJI with S. Aureus eradication therapy in THA

O39 - Evaluation of the current trends and management of spinal infection

O40 - Results of treatment of septic arthritis of the hip with an antibiotic-loaded cement spacer



Rapid Fire Papers 2

O41 - Theatre door opening as a marker of theatre discipline and infection control: are standards slipping?

O42 - Influence of delay and temporary preservation conditions of bacteriological tissue samples on the diagnosis of bone infection: an experimental model

O43 - The influence of titanium and steel fracture fixation plates with different surface topographies on infection rates in a rabbit fracture model

O44 - Application of next generation sequencing for the diagnosis of orthopaedic infection; an evaluation of four DNA extraction techniques

O45 - Cost-to-benefit evaluation of antibiofilm microbiological diagnostic techniques in orthopaedics

O46 - Varying degrees of biofilm inhibition by gentamicin, vancomycin and daptomycin loaded acrylic cement: an in vitro model of cement periprosthetic infection

O47 - Can we rely on histopapthological results for the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection?



Key Session 4 - Perioperative Care of the infected Patient

O48 - Optimisation of the infected patient prior to surgery

O49 - Anaesthesia for complex bone infection patients: keep it simple

O50 - Good mental health for good physical outcomes: how can we help



Cierny & Mader Lecture

O51 - Crossing Borders in Bone and Joint Infection Management



Key Session 5 - Soft-tissue Management in MSK infections

O52 - Improving outcomes in open fractures

O53 - Using perforator flaps to cover defects with Chronic Osteomyelitis

O54 - Role of Plastic Surgeon in prosthetic joint infection




Key Session 6 - Optimizing Outcomes in Osteomyelitis


O55 - Preoperative assessment and planning in the management of post-traumatic osteomyelitis

O56 - Patient-friendly surgery in Osteomyelitis

O57 - From diagnostics to discharge planning: Getting It Right First Time




Free Papers C

O58 - Costs and renumeration of osteomyelitis treatment involving free flaps: implications of return to theatre

O59 - Antibiotic resistance profiles of surgical site infections in hip hemiarthroplasty; comparing low dose single antibiotic versus high dose dual antibiotic impregnated cement

O60 - Prophylactic effect of an injectable hydroxyapatite / calcium sulphate biocomposite eluting antibiotic in the treatment of open fractures with plate

O61 - Treatment of chronic osteomyelitis of the lower limb with a new injectable, vancomycin-loaded, calcium sulfate / hydroxyapatite composite

O62 - Radiographic and histological analysis of a synthetic bone graft substitute eluting gentamicin in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis: a retrospective study in humans

O63 - AB-cemented interlocking in infected non-unions of lower extremity: 5 years follow-up

O64 - External fixation using a locking plate: a reliable way in treating distal tibial post-traumatic osteomyelitis

O65 - Novel calcium phosphate antibiotic carrier for bone healing with slow release properties

O66 - Is an antibiotic-loaded hydrogel coating able to reduce early post-surgical infection after internal osteosynthesis?

O67 - Efficacy of negative pressure wound treatment (NPWT) in the management of septic trauma cases

O68 - Management of infectious fractures with “cement-plate complex” (CPC)method



Free Papers D

O69 - The myth of surgical sterility: bacterial contamination of knee arthroplasty drapes

O70 - Knee arthrodesis after prosthetic joint infection: are functional outcome and complication rates comparable with above-the-knee amputation?

O71 - Silver-coated megaprostheses of the proximal Tibia in patients with bone sarcoma: does silver prevent infection?

O72 - Intra-osteoblastic synergy of daptomycin with oxacillin and ceftaroline Frédéric Laurent

O73 - Global changes in Staphylococcus aureus gene expression during human prosthetic joint infection

O74 - Treatment of infection after primary total hip arthroplasty in a university hospital Olav Lutro

O75 - Powder technology applied to the major acetabular bone loss: an innovative massive custom made acetabular component. Three years of follow-up for 13 patients

O76 - Epidemiology, clinical features and outcomes of native joint septic arthritis in adults in South Auckland, New Zealand

O77 - Open versus arthroscopic treatment of acute septic arthritis of the native knee Mark Loewenthal

O78 - Positive MSIS Minor-criteria have an impact on the outcome of THA and TKA revisions: a matched-pair analysis

O79 - Infection related readmissions following elective orthopaedic & trauma surgery - experience from a major trauma centre


Key Session 7 - Treatment Approaches to PJl

O80 - Treatment strategies in PJI of the Hip

O81 - The role of the ID Physician in treatment of PJI

O82 - Patient-adapted treatment of an infected TKA: a Swiss Algorithm

Key Session 8 - Infection in the Foot & Ankle


O83 - Diagnosing diabetic foot osteomyelitis: contentious or consensus? Benjamin Lipsky

O84 - The management of diabetic foot chronic osteomyelitis with flaps Joon Pio Hong

O85 - Internal Pedal Amputations



Free Papers E

O86 - Antibiotic prophylaxis not indicated for dental procedures in patients with joint prostheses: a new Dutch guideline

O87 - Functional Outcome of Debridement, Antibiotics and Implant Retention (DAIR) in hip peri-prosthetic joint infection - a case – control study

O88 - Incise draping* is protective against surgical site contamination during hip surgery: a prospective, randomized trial

O89 - Prosthetic joint infections in Australia and New Zealand: the first 275 patients from the PIANO (Prosthetic joint Infection in Australia and New Zealand Observational) study

Free Papers F


O90 - Photodynamic therapy as an antimicrobial technique targeting bacterial strains common to orthopaedic infections

O91 - Audiovisual distraction as an adjunct to epidural anaesthesia in “awake” patients undergoing complex surgery for osteomyelitis

O92 - Periprosthetic fungal infections, outcomes and predictive factors Manpreet Sidhu

O93 - Can sonication challenge aseptic vs PJI barrier

Free Papers G


O94 - Inpatient systemic sepsis alert systems do not demonstrate utility after joint arthroplasty

O95 - Diagnosis of persistent infection in prosthetic two-stage exchange: PCR analysis of sonication fluid from bone cement spacers

O96 - Intraoperative microbiological investigation in prosthetic joint infections – sonication brings added value but is not a substitute for traditional sampling

O97 - Stability over 6 weeks of antibiotics in aqueous solution at body temperature with and without initial heat treatment mimicking curing bone cement

O98 - Hydrogel impregnation of bone chips allows prolonged cefazolin release

O99 - Radiographic remodeling patterns of a gentamicin-eluting hydroxyapatite / calcium sulfate biocomposite. Preliminary results from a large animal model

O100 - Postoperative infections after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Treatment and results in a prospectively registered cohort

O101 - Internalization of Propionibacterium acnes by osteoblasts depends on P. acnes genetic background

Free Papers H


O102 - Calcium sulfate induced membrane in a rat femur critical-sized defect model: characteristics and differences from PMMA induced membrane in Masquelet technique

O103 - The role of preoperative asymptomatic bacteriuria in the development of periprosthetic joint infection of the hip

O104 - Indium -111 white-cell SPECT CT scan: an emerging imaging modality with great potential in bone and joint infection

O105 - Rifampin combination therapy in early stapylococcal prosthetic joint infections: a randomized controlled trial

O106 - Post traumatic osteomyelitis of the femur or tibia: an evaluation of the clinical outcome, functional outcome, and quality of life

O107 - Monitoring the incidence of prosthetic joint infections in a complication registry Tina Strømdal Wik

O108 - Activity of a gentamicin-loaded bone graft substitute against different bacterial biofilm by microcalorimetry

O109 - Utility of gene expression pattern of Toll-like receptors and IL-1/IL1R family for assessment of periprosthetic joint infection in total joint arthroplasty

Key Session 9 - Diagnosis and Imaging in Bone & Joint Infection


O110 - Post traumatic osteomyelitis, pitfalls and best practices in nuclear medical imaging

O111 - Ultrasound and MRI in the diagnosis of paediatric osteomyelitis

O112 - Orthopaedic device related infection: time for a culture change?

O113 - The most reliable laboratory tests for PJIs: have we achieved a golden standard?


Best Papers


O114 - Infected bone tissue decreases the penetration of cefuroxime

O115 - Infection after fracture fixation of the tibia: analysis of healthcare utilization and related costs

O116 - Post-operative blood glucose levels predicts PJI after primary total joint arthroplasty

O117 - Antibiotic-loaded hydrogel coating to prevent early post-surgical infection after joint arthroplasty. Results from a multi-center European trial

O118 - Patient-reported quality of life and hip function after revision of total hip arthroplasty due to chronic periprosthetic joint infection - an analysis of one-stage and two-stage revision

O119 - Low incidence of P.acnes on the skin of patients undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty

O120 - Single-stage treatment of chronic osteomyelitis with a gentamicin-loaded, calcium sulphate / hydroxyapatite biocomposite: a prospective series of 100 cases

O121 - Vancomycin displays time dependent eradication of mature Staphylococcus aureus biofilms

O122 - Adaptation of vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus to intracellular compartment leading to bacterial reservoir responsible for chronic infection

O123 - Synovial fluid testing for the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection – improving its diagnostic accuracy with simple and inexpensive biomarkers

O126 - Operating room ventilation and risk of revision due to infection after primary total hip arthroplasty

O127 - Treatment concept and complication management in spinal infections with and without acute spinal cordinjury (ASCI)