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The best antibiotic regimen for acute prosthetic joint infection, treated without removal of the implant, has not been well-defined. This study describes the use of a protocol based on oral rifampicin combinations to treat 47 cases that were followed prospectively for a 2-year period. The regimen used most commonly was levofloxacin 500 mg/24 h plus(More)
The authors have studied the consequences of resection of Hoffa's fat pad during total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Sixty eight patients undergoing primary TKA were randomised to have Hoffa's fat pad either resected or preserved. Biopsy specimens of Hoffa's fat pad were taken for pathological study in all patients. Radiological, functional and clinical(More)
Experience with debridement and prosthesis retention in early prosthetic joint infections (PJI) due to Staphylococcus aureus is scarce. The present study aimed to evaluate the outcome and predictors of failure. Patients prospectively registered with an early PJI due to S. aureus and 2 years of follow-up were reviewed. Demographics, co-morbidity, type of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of therapeutic education and functional readaptation (TEFR) on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis on a waiting list for total knee replacement (TKR). METHODS Randomized controlled trial of 9 months duration was conducted. One hundred consecutive outpatients (71 females, mean age(More)
PURPOSE This paper reports a prospective review of patients who, between 2004 and 2007, underwent secondary patellar resurfacing (SPR) due to anterior knee pain after a primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The aim was to evaluate the clinical outcomes obtained with the SPR and to compare them with radiological findings. METHODS A total of twenty-seven(More)
The use of injectable self-setting calcium phosphate cements or soluble glass granules represent two different strategies for bone regeneration, each with distinct advantages and potential applications. This study compares the in vivo behavior of two calcium phosphate cements and two phosphate glasses with different composition, microstructure and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with osteoarthritis undergoing total knee replacement (TKR); identify the influence of sociodemographic, clinical, intraoperative, and postoperative variables on HRQOL; and determine patient perceptions at 7 years. METHODS We conducted a prospective study with 7 years of followup.(More)
The aim of this study was (1) to determine the variability in detecting radiological signs of knee osteoarthritis (OA) between an orthopaedics specialist, a fourth-year resident in the speciality and a recently qualified doctor and (2) to determine which of the existing criteria show the greatest variability when used by the three participants to detect the(More)
BACKGROUND The administration of tranexamic acid (TA) is associated with a decrease in the number of red blood cell (RBC) units transfused. However, concerns about its safety have hindered its broader use. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS We evaluated the effect of TA on RBC transfusion and thromboembolic complications in total knee arthroplasty. We(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with severe osteoarthritis (OA) undergoing total knee replacement (TKR) and (2) to identify the influence of sociodemographic, clinical, intra-operative and postoperative variables on HRQL at 36 months after TKR. DESIGN Prospective study with a 36-month follow-up. Preoperative(More)