Better decisions drive better outcomes. Getting an accurate diagnosis for joint pain is key.
Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI) is one of the most common complications following total joint arthroplasty, accounting for 25% of total knee arthroplasty failures and 15% of total hip arthroplasty failures.1
To aid in the diagnosis of PJI, Zimmer Biomet offers both the Synovasure Alpha Defensin Lateral Flow Test and the Synovasure Comprehensive Infection Laboratory Test Panels.
The lateral flow test, the first of its kind specifically designed
as an aid for the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI),
delivers same day results with speed and accuracy.2
The laboratory test panels offers a one stop, comprehensive synovial fluid diagnostic workup for PJI and Native Septic Arthritis, with a streamlined sample submission process and results typically available within 24 hours.
- Diermengian C, et al. Diagnosing Periprosthetic Joint Infection: Has the Era of the Biomarker Arrived? Clin Orthop Relat Res. Nov;472(11):3254-62, 2014.
- Deirmengian, C., et al. Validation of the Alpha Defensin Lateral Flow Test for Periprosthetic Joint Infection. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Nov 5, 2020. DOIi: 10.2106/JBJS.20.00749.