Propionibacterium acnes, now Cutibacterium acnes, is found on skin and subcutaneous tissue and is thus hard to eradicate. Infection can result in shoulder pain but be indolent and hard to diagnose; in addition, the organism is difficult to identify requiring long-hold cultures. Despite skin preparation, and second preparation before conversion of arthroscopy to mini-open surgery, we do not yet have a way to effectively eradicate C acnes from deeper dermal layers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery|
|State||Published - Jun 2019|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine