Diagnosis and Management of Prosthetic Joint Infection

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

October 6, 2012

Last Updated Month/Year

April 2, 2024

Supplemental Implementation Tools

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital, Outpatient, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Assessment and screening, Treatment, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D019736 - Prostheses and Implants, D016459 - Prosthesis-Related Infections


prosthetic joint infection, PJI, prostheses

Source Citation

Douglas R. Osmon, Elie F. Berbari, Anthony R. Berendt, Daniel Lew, Werner Zimmerli, James M. Steckelberg, Nalini Rao, Arlen Hanssen, Walter R. Wilson, Diagnosis and Management of Prosthetic Joint Infection: Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 56, Issue 1, 1 January 2013, Pages e1–e25, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cis803