The infection of bone and joints is a devastating complication for patients. Bone infections can be caused by trauma in the case of open fractures, progressive soft-tissue infections, or can be hematogenous. Orthopedic implants, including prosthetic joint replacements account for the largest segment of bone and joint infections. With the significant increase in planned joint replacements forecast over the next 10 years, combined with the critical need for antibiotic stewardship in the face of the global emerging threat of antibiotic resistance – the need to significantly improve methods of treating bone and joint infections is urgently required..
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