Failure of irrigation and débridement for early postoperative periprosthetic infection.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Irrigation and débridement (I&D) of periprosthetic infection (PPI) is associated with infection control ranging from 16% to 47%. Mitigating factors include organism type, host factors, and timing of intervention. While the influence of organism type and host factors has been clarified, the timing of intervention remains unclear. QUESTIONS… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11999-012-2373-9

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