Evaluation of Infection after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction during a Short Period

@inproceedings{Kim2017EvaluationOI,
  title={Evaluation of Infection after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction during a Short Period},
  author={H Kim and Hyun-Joo Lee and Jong-Chul Lee and Seung-Gi Min and Hee-Soo Kyung},
  booktitle={Knee surgery & related research},
  year={2017}
}
Purpose We encountered 7 cases (7.1%) of infection (5 deep and 2 superficial) in 98 cases of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using hamstring autografts in a 17-month period. The aim of this study was to analyze the causes of infection and to introduce our treatment strategy. Materials and Methods We investigated the shelf-life of the fixation implants, the order of surgery, previous knee surgery, infectious pathogen, treatment of infection, and results of treatment. Results… CONTINUE READING

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