Does exchange arthroplasty of an infected shoulder prosthesis provide better eradication rate and better functional outcome, compared to a permanent spacer or resection arthroplasty? a systematic review

@inproceedings{George2016DoesEA,
  title={Does exchange arthroplasty of an infected shoulder prosthesis provide better eradication rate and better functional outcome, compared to a permanent spacer or resection arthroplasty? a systematic review},
  author={David A. George and Andrea Volpin and Sara Scarponi and F. S. Haddad and C. L. Roman{\`o}},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND The best surgical modality for treating chronic periprosthetic shoulder infections has not been established, with a lack of randomised comparative studies. This systematic review compares the infection eradication rate and functional outcomes after single- or two-stage shoulder exchange arthroplasty, to permanent spacer implant or resection arthroplasty. METHODS Full-text papers and those with an abstract in English published from January 2000 to June 2014, identified through… CONTINUE READING
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