Durable infection control and function with the PROSTALAC spacer in two-stage revision for infected knee arthroplasty.

@article{Gooding2011DurableIC,
  title={Durable infection control and function with the PROSTALAC spacer in two-stage revision for infected knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Christopher R. Gooding and Bassam A. Masri and Clive P. Duncan and Nelson V Greidanus and Donald Garbuz},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 4},
  pages={985-93}
}
BACKGROUND A two-stage revision total knee arthroplasty is recognized as the gold standard in the treatment of infection. However, traditional spacers limit function in the interval between the two stages and may cause instability, scarring, and bone erosion. The PROSTALAC knee spacer is an antibiotic-loaded cement articulating spacer that allows some movement of the knee between stages. Whether motion enhances long-term function is unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore identify the rate… CONTINUE READING