Antibiotic-coated spacers for total hip arthroplasty infection.


Total hip arthroplasty (THA) infection imposes a significant burden on the patient and the health care system. Two-stage revision with interval placement of an antibiotic-cement spacer is the standard of care for chronic periprosthetic infections. This treatment allows for the direct delivery of antibiotics to the infected tissues, and maintains soft tissue… (More)
DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20100722-21


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@article{Bloomfield2010AntibioticcoatedSF, title={Antibiotic-coated spacers for total hip arthroplasty infection.}, author={Michael R. Bloomfield and Alison K Klika and Wael K. Barsoum}, journal={Orthopedics}, year={2010}, volume={33 9}, pages={649} }