An articulating antibiotic spacer controls infection and improves pain and function in a degenerative septic hip.

@article{Fleck2011AnAA,
  title={An articulating antibiotic spacer controls infection and improves pain and function in a degenerative septic hip.},
  author={Erin E Fleck and Mark J. Spangehl and Venkat R. Rapuri and Christopher P. Beauchamp},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 11},
  pages={
          3055-64
        }
}
BACKGROUND Treating septic arthritis of the hip with coexisting advanced degenerative disease is challenging. The use of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) has led to postoperative infection rates as high as 22%. Insertion of antibiotic spacers with subsequent reimplantation of a THA controls infection and improves pain and function in patients with periprosthetic infections. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked whether two-stage exchange for patients with degenerative joint disease (DJD) and… CONTINUE READING
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