Early prosthetic joint infection: outcomes with debridement and implant retention followed by antibiotic therapy.

@article{Cobo2011EarlyPJ,
  title={Early prosthetic joint infection: outcomes with debridement and implant retention followed by antibiotic therapy.},
  author={Javier Cobo and L Garcia San Miguel and Gorane Euba and D. Garc{\'i}a Rodr{\'i}guez and Juan Manuel Garc{\'i}a-Lechuz and Melchor Riera and Luis Falgueras and Juli{\'a}n Palomino and Natividad Benito and Maria Dolores Del Toro and Carlos Pigrau and Javier Ariza},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={1632-7}
}
Recent expert reviews recommend a conservative surgical strategy - debridement and irrigation, antibiotics and implant retention (DAIR) - for most early post-surgical prosthetic joint infections (PJI). However, differences exist in published series regarding success rates with DAIR, and the size of most series is small. In this prospective multicenter cohort study of early PJI managed by DAIR, factors associated with failure of the DAIR were analyzed. Out of 139 early PJI, 117 cases managed… CONTINUE READING