Synovasure® Diagnostics for the Painful Joint

Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI) is one of the greatest challenges in orthopaedics. Despite technological advances in implant design and surgical techniques, the overall incidence of PJI is steadily increasing.1 Moreover, the occurrence of culture negative infections, inflammatory conditions / other comorbidities, and premature administration of antibiotics, all present obstacles to the clinical diagnosis of PJI.

Zimmer Biomet is committed to helping surgeons and infection specialists improve management of PJI with the use of diagnostics.

Our proprietary synovial fluid tests aim to facilitate diagnosis of PJI, by detecting unique local biomarkers (or proteins), which measure the body’s specific response to disease.


Synovasure Diagnostics

Our Synovasure Alpha Defensin Lateral Flow Test is the first synovial fluid test specifically designed and validated to aid in the diagnosis of PJI.

  1. Kurtz SM et. al.  Infection burden for hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States. J Arthroplasty. 23: 984-991, 2008.
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