Cutibacterium acnes is isolated from Air Swabs – Time to Doubt the Value of Traditional Cultures in Shoulder Surgery?

Cutibacterium acnes is isolated from Air Swabs - Time to Doubt the Value of Traditional Cultures in Shoulder Surgery?

Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery

Research Article: Given high rates of positive Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes) cultures in cases of both primary and revision shoulder surgery, the ramifications of positive C. acnes cultures remain uncertain. Next generation sequencing (NGS) is a molecular tool that sequences the whole bacterial genome and is capable of identifying pathogens and the relative percent abundance in which they appear within a sample. Read Article

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