Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2020 Do Indomethacin or Radiation for Heterotopic Ossification Prophylaxis Increase the Rates of Infection or Wound Complications After Acetabular Fracture Surgery?Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  34:455-461. 2020
2020 Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection after Operative Fixation of Acetabular Fractures: Is Psoas Density a Useful Metric?Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  478:1760-1767. 2020
2020 The Value of Serological Screening Prior to Conversion Total Hip ArthroplastyJournal of Arthroplasty.  35:S319-S324. 2020
2020 Association of Surgical Jacket and Bouffant Use with Surgical Site Infection RiskJAMA Surgery.  155:323-328. 2020
2020 Total Joint Arthroplasty in Patients With Cerebral PalsyJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  28:171-177. 2020
2020 The fate of positive intraoperative cultures following conversion total hip arthroplastyHip International2020
2019 Anterior quadratus lumborum block analgesia for total hip arthroplasty: A randomized, controlled study 2019
2019 Optimization of Orthopedic Surgical Instrument Trays: Lean Principles to Reduce Fixed Operating Room ExpensesJournal of Arthroplasty.  34:2834-2840. 2019
2019 Patients with musculoskeletal dysplasia undergoing total joint arthroplasty are at increased risk of surgical site InfectionOrthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research.  105:1297-1301. 2019
2019 Patients with musculoskeletal dysplasia undergoing total joint arthroplasty are at increased risk of surgical site infectionRevue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique.  105:852. 2019
2019 Does Surgeon Fellowship Training Influence Outcomes in Hemiarthroplasty for Femoral Neck Fracture?Journal of Arthroplasty.  34:1980-1986. 2019
2019 Erratum to “Hip and Knee Section, Diagnosis, Pathogen Isolation, Culture: Proceedings of International Consensus on Orthopedic Infections” (The Journal of Arthroplasty (2019) 34(2S) (S361–S367), (S0883540318308015), (10.1016/j.arth.2018.09.020))Journal of Arthroplasty.  34:1863. 2019
2019 Efficacy of Intraoperative Antiseptic Techniques in the Prevention of Periprosthetic Joint Infection: Superiority of BetadineJournal of Arthroplasty.  34:S312-S318. 2019
2019 Inhospital complications of patients with neuromuscular disorders undergoing total joint arthroplastyJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  27:e535-e543. 2019
2019 The Leukocyte Esterase Test for Periprosthetic Joint Infection Is Not Affected by Prior Antibiotic Administration 2019
2019 General Assembly, Prevention, Operating Room Environment: Proceedings of International Consensus on Orthopedic InfectionsJournal of Arthroplasty.  34:S105-S115. 2019
2019 Hip and Knee Section, Diagnosis, Pathogen Isolation, Culture: Proceedings of International Consensus on Orthopedic InfectionsJournal of Arthroplasty.  34:S361-S367. 2019
2019 Hip and Knee Section, Prevention, Risk Mitigation: Proceedings of International Consensus on Orthopedic InfectionsJournal of Arthroplasty.  34:S271-S278. 2019
2019 Combined total hip and knee arthroplasty during the same hospital admission: Is it safe?Bone and Joint Journal.  101-B:573-581. 2019
2018 Metabolic syndrome and hip fracture: Epidemiology and perioperative outcomes 2018
2018 What are the incidence and risk factors of in-hospital mortality after venous thromboembolism events in total hip and knee arthroplasty patients?Arthroplasty Today.  4:343-347. 2018
2017 Utility of Synovial White Blood Cell Count and Differential Before Reimplantation SurgeryJournal of Arthroplasty.  32:2820-2824. 2017
2017 Lyme Disease: A Potential Source for Culture-negative Prosthetic Joint Infection.JAAOS: Global Research and Reviews.  1:e023. 2017
2017 Preoperative Use of Clopidogrel Does Not Affect Outcomes for Femoral Neck Fractures Treated With HemiarthroplastyJournal of Arthroplasty.  32:2171-2175. 2017
2016 The ACS NSQIP Risk Calculator Is a Fair Predictor of Acute Periprosthetic Joint InfectionClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  474:1643-1648. 2016
2015 Corrosion and Adverse Local Tissue Reaction in One Type of Modular Neck StemJournal of Arthroplasty.  30:1787-1793. 2015
2013 Leukocyte Esterase From Synovial Fluid Aspirate: A Technical NoteJournal of Arthroplasty.  28:193-195. 2013
2011 Diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection: The utility of a simple yet unappreciated enzyme 2011
2010 Limitations of the Knee Society score in evaluating outcomes following revision total knee arthroplasty 2010
2010 Irrigation and debridement in the management of prosthetic joint infection: Traditional indications revisitedJournal of Arthroplasty.  25:1022-1027. 2010
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2010 Two-stage exchange knee arthroplasty: Does resistance of the infecting organism influence the outcome?Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  468:2060-2066. 2010
2009 The use of receiver operating characteristics analysis in determining erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein levels in diagnosing periprosthetic infection prior to revision total hip arthroplastyInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases.  13. 2009
2009 The value of intraoperative gram stain in revision total knee arthroplasty 2009
2009 Deep vein thrombosis after total hip arthroplasty in Korean patients and D-dimer as a screening tool 2009
2009 Isolated polyethylene exchange versus acetabular revision for polyethylene wearClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  467:194-198. 2009
2009 Periprosthetic infection due to resistant staphylococci: Serious problems on the horizonClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  467:1732-1739. 2009
2009 Periprosthetic infection: where do we stand with regard to Gram stain?Acta Orthopaedica.  80:37-40. 2009
2009 Staged revision for knee arthroplasty infection: What is the role of serologic tests before reimplantation?Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  467:1699-1705. 2009
2008 Periprosthetic infection : Are current treatment strategies adequate ?Acta Orthopaedica Belgica.  74:793-800. 2008
2008 Cell count and differential of aspirated fluid in the diagnosis of infection at the site of total knee arthroplasty 2008
2008 The Assessment of Intraoperative Prosthetic Knee Range of Motion Using Two MethodsJournal of Arthroplasty.  23:515-521. 2008
2008 Distraction osteogenesis in a segmental tibial delayed unionEuropean Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology.  18:237-242. 2008
2008 Determining "True" Leukocytosis in Bloody Joint AspirationJournal of Arthroplasty.  23:182-187. 2008
2008 A Simple, Cost-Effective Screening Protocol to Rule Out Periprosthetic InfectionJournal of Arthroplasty.  23:65-68. 2008
2008 Diagnosis of infected total knee: Findings of a multicenter databaseClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  466:2628-2633. 2008
2008 FDG-PET imaging can diagnose periprosthetic infection of the hipClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  466:1338-1342. 2008
2008 Periprosthetic joint infection: The incidence, timing, and predisposing factorsClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  466:1710-1715. 2008
2007 Does "Excessive" Anticoagulation Predispose to Periprosthetic Infection?Journal of Arthroplasty.  22:24-28. 2007
2007 The Fate of the Unexpected Positive Intraoperative Cultures After Revision Total Knee ArthroplastyJournal of Arthroplasty.  22:94-99. 2007
2007 Perioperative antibiotics should not be withheld in proven cases of periprosthetic infectionClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  44-47. 2007
2007 Periprosthetic infection does not preclude good outcome for revision arthroplastyClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  54-59. 2007
2007 Periprosthetic infection in a nutshell. 2007

Research Overview

  • Complex primary joint replacement
    Revision total joint replacement
    Joint infection
    Periprosthetic fracture
    Pain management
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, American University of Beirut 2005
  • Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Internship 2007
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Residency 2012
  • New England Baptist Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013
  • Full Name

  • Elie Ghanem