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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)
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)
PURPOSES To review patients with a hematogenous and early post-surgical prosthetic joint infection (PJI) due to S. aureus treated with debridement and retention of the implant and to compare their clinical characteristics and outcome. METHODS From January 2000 all patients with a prosthetic joint infection treated in a single-center were prospectively(More)
PURPOSES The aim of the present study was to evaluate the importance of isolated microorganisms according to the Gram stain and the type of antibiotic received on the outcome of early prosthetic joint infection (PJI) treated with debridement, antibiotics and implant retention (DAIR). METHODS From January 1999 to December 2009, all patients with an early(More)
The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate our results with one-stage revision using cementless femoral stem for infected hip arthroplasties. Twenty-four patients were included in the study. The acetabular component was cemented in 9 cases. In 2 patients a structured bone allograft was necessary to fill an acetabular defect. After a mean(More)
AIM To evaluate the impact of the angioscintigrapy of the three phase bone scan as screening method to rule out infection of the hip and knee prosthesis prior to performing the (99m)Tc-HMPAO leukocyte scintigraphy. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 120 (70 women, 50 men; mean age 71±11years) with clinical suspicion of hip (n=63) or knee (n=57) infection of(More)
BACKGROUND There is no clinical trial analyzing the best moment to infuse an antibiotic during knee arthroplasty performed during ischemia. We designed a single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate whether antibiotic therapy should be administered before tourniquet inflation or just before tourniquet deflation. MATERIAL(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the relationship between intraoperative cultures during hip arthroplasty, the different patient characteristics, and the risk of developing a prosthetic joint infection (PJI). METHODS A prospective observational study was performed. Patients who underwent elective THA from March 2007 to March of 2011 were included. Three samples were(More)
The objective of our study was to study which is the most accurate specimen for histological diagnosis of prosthetic joint infections (pseudocapsule or interface membrane). This is a prospective study including hip revision arthroplasties performed from January 2007 to June 2009. Specimens from pseudocapsule and from interface membrane were obtained from(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of our study was to compare the effectiveness of high-pressure pulsatile lavage and low-pressure lavage in patients with an orthopaedic implant infection treated with open débridement followed by antibiotic treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with an orthopaedic implant infection requiring open débridement from January 2008 to(More)