STOP Surgical Infections (SSI) is dedicated to educating healthcare professionals about the risks and consequences of orthopedic infections. SSI monitors scientific publications for published research relating to such infections, with particular emphasis on peri-prosthetic infections.

Peri-prosthetic joint infections (PJI’s) affect 12,000-20,000 patients per year in the US and often result in permanent disability. 12% of periprosthetic joint infection survivors rate their post-infection life as “worse than death.”