Can this prosthesis be saved?: implant salvage attempts in infected primary TKA.

@article{Gardner2011CanTP,
  title={Can this prosthesis be saved?: implant salvage attempts in infected primary TKA.},
  author={Jeremy Gardner and Terence J Gioe and Penny J. Tatman},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 4},
  pages={970-6}
}
BACKGROUND Open débridement with polyethylene liner exchange (ODPE) remains a relatively low morbidity option in acute infection of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but concerns regarding control of infection exist. We sought to identify factors that would predict control of infection after ODPE. METHODS We identified 44 patients (44 knees) with culture-positive periprosthetic infection who underwent ODPE. Failure was defined as any reoperation performed for control of infection or the need for… CONTINUE READING

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