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Table 1 New scoring based definition for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)

From: The 2018 new definition of periprosthetic joint infection improves the diagnostic efficiency in the Chinese population

  1. Proceed with caution in: adverse local tissue reaction, crystal deposition disease, slow growing organisms
  2. *For patients with inconclusive minor criteria, operative criteria can also be used to fulfill definition for PJI
  3. **Consider further molecular diagnostics such as next-generation sequencing