Workshop held in November 2004, manuscripts published inClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR) in August 2005

Issue Table of Contents

Editorial Comment

The Classic – Streptomycin, a Substance Exhibiting Antibiotic Activity against Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria

Biofilm Theory Can Guide the Treatment of Device-Related Orthopaedic Infections

New Approaches to the Characterization of Prosthetic Joint Biofilms

Bacterial Plurality as a General Mechanism Driving Persistence in Chronic Infection

Is Aseptic Loosening Truly Aseptic?

Molecular and Imaging Techniques for Bacterial Biofilms in Joint Arthroplasty Infections

Biofilms and Antimicrobial Resistance

Prevention of Staphylococcal Biofilm-Associated Infections by the Quorum Sensing Inhibitor RIP

The Diagnosis of Prosthetic Joint Infection – Current Techniques and Emerging Technologies

Engineering Approaches for the Detection and Control of Orthopaedic Biofilm Infections

Propionibacterium acnes Wound Contamination at the Time of Spinal Surgery

Evaluation of Nonculture Methods for the Detection of Prosthetic Hip Biofilms

Improving the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Infections with Molecular Diagnostics

Prosthetic Joint Infections – Criteria for Future Definitions

Local Antibiotic Delivery Vehicles in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Infections

Local and Systemic Levels of Tobramycin Delivered from Calcium Sulfate Bone Graft Substitute Pellets

Polylactide-Polyglycolide Antibiotic Implants

Local Antibiotic Delivery Systems – Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

Comment on the Classics

The Classics – Streptomycin in Tuberculous Bone and Joint Lesions with Mixed Infections and Sinuses