Published in Physician Law Weekly, October 12th, 2005
"Biofilm formation on surfaces is an ancient and integral strategy for bacterial survival. Billions of years of adaptation provide microbes with the ability to colonize any surface, including those used in orthopaedic surgery," researchers in the United States report.
"Although remarkable progress has been made in the treatment of orthopaedic diseases with implanted prostheses, infection rates remain between 1 and 2%, and are higher for revision surgeries. The chronic nature of implant infections, their nonresponsiveness to antibiotics, and their...
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