Arthroplasties’ infections due to Staphylococcus aureus (ARTHR-IS): Due to the aging population, the number of arthroplasties is expected to grow in the next few years. Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a primary cause of prosthesis joint infection (PJI) with serious consequences. This microorganism is frequently associated with treatment failure, hospitalizations and need of prosthesis removal, leading to an important morbidity and an increase in healthcare costs.
Estimating the Burden of SA-PJI
ARTHR-IS is a retrospective multi-center study which aims to estimate the burden of SA-PJI after a hip or knee arthroplasy and their risk factors through a case-control design. Other objectives are to quantify the costs, number of hospitalizations, surgical procedures to treat and control the infection and finally the factors influencing therapeutic failure.