This focused issue on Prosthetic Joint Infection is edited by Nemandra A Sandiford, Massimo Franceschini and Daniel Kendoff.
Nemandra A Sandiford
Consultant, Joint Reconstruction Unit, Southland Teaching Hospital, Southern District Health Board, Invercargill, New Zealand
Mr Sandiford is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon based at the Joint Reconstruction Unit, Southland Hospital in New Zealand. He specialises in primary and revision hip and knee reconstruction and prosthetic joint infection (PJI). He qualified at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados in 2000. His basic training in Orthopaedics and Hip and Knee reconstruction started in London under the mentorship of Miss Sarah Muirhead-Allwood. He undertook specialist training in hip and knee surgery subsequently in Vancouver, Exeter, Nijmegen and London. He was awarded a Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Fellowship in 2014 and a British Hip Society Travelling Fellowship in 2016 and the American British Canadian (ABC) Fellowship in 2018. Mr Sandiford’s clinical and research interests have focused around hip and knee reconstruction design, Prosthetic Joint Infection and medical eduction. He has published widely on implant design, surgical techniques, clinical outcome and return to function and sporting activity after joint replacement surgery. He was also awarded a Masters degree with merit in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff.
Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Milan, Italy
Massimo Franceschini is a Consultant in Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery at Istituto Ortopedico “Gaetano Pini” in Milan (Italy). A graduate of University of Milano, he has a breadth of international experience including surgical fellowships at EndoKlinik (Hamburg – Germany), Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City – NY) and Mayo Clinic (Rochester – MN). His clinical and academic interests centre on hip and knee surgery, upper and lower limb trauma reconstructive surgery and orthopaedic training and education. Being among Italian delegates at the Interneational Consensus Meeting on Periprosthetic Joint Infection, he is an expert in the diagnosys and treatment of orthopaedic and posttraumatic infections.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Helios ENDO-Klinik, Hamburg, Germany
Prof. Daniel Kendoff, currently works as clinical director of the orthopedic and trauma department at Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch. Previously he was in consultant position of the arthroplasty service at the Helios ENDO-Klinik, Hamburg in Germany for 5 years after he fulfilled a previous total joint fellowship at ENDO-Klinik and a research fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. After finishing his residency in the orthopedic trauma Department at Hannover, Germany and various sub-internships in at NYU, Baylor College, and HSS, he started his fellowship at Special Surgery in 2007. His clinical focus is completely total knee and hip replacement, including all revisions. Besides his clinical work, he became the research and development director at ENDO-Klinik in 2010.
Focused issue outline:
- Diagnosing PJI: Traditional and contemporary techniques
- Geographical Distribution of organisms
- Understanding the enemy: The role of biofilm
- Classification and Management options for PJI
- DAIR: What is it?
- Results of DAIR- KNEE
- Results of DAIR- Hip
- Single stage revision: Indications, technique and results
- Two stage revision: Indications, technique and results
- The ‘2 in 1’ stage: Indications, technique and results
- Antibiotics in PJI: the role of PSAT
- Reconstruction following PJI: Cemented or uncemented
- Spacers in 2 stage revision: Dynamic or Static?
- Modern Antibiotic delivery systems
- The importance of multidisciplinary teams in the management of PJI
- Strategies for the future management of PJI