, Volume 471, Issue 10, pp 3098-3099
Date: 09 Jul 2013

Editorial Comment: Symposium: 2012 Musculoskeletal Infection Society

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Interdisciplinary academic collaborations, reviews, and discussions are the mainstay of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS). The MSIS was founded in 1989 as a multidisciplinary educational and scientific forum for clinicians and scientists. Our mission is to advance knowledge in the field of musculoskeletal infection and its treatment by: (1) educating clinician and research members; (2) educating the medical community and the general public; and (3) promoting and maintaining professional standards in order to provide the best professional care to patients with musculoskeletal infection.

The 22nd Annual Open Scientific Meeting of the MSIS, held on August 10 and 11, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas, certainly fulfilled these goals. As modern medicine evolves, infection continues to cause decreased patient satisfaction, increased costs, and morbidity and mortality. Prosthetic joint infections garnered significant interest at our meeting last year. Many of this symposium’s papers are fo

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