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D-dimer blood test shows value in detecting prosthetic joint infections

Measurement of plasma D-dimer levels—a test more commonly used to detect blood-clotting disorders—can provide useful information when making the difficult diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), reports a study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • University of Southern California
  • Scripps Clinic