Implantable devices have improved the lives of many patients, but implant-associated infection remains a serious complication with significant morbidity and mortality. In recent years, the role of biofilm in the development of these infections has become increasingly recognized, and strategies to combat biofilm are beginning to proliferate in the literature. This review will explore how implant-associated infections have historically been treated, where the research currently stands, and the future trends of infection control.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2013.05.003