Fungal periprosthetic hip and knee joint infections clinical experience with a 2-stage treatment protocol.

@article{Anagnostakos2012FungalPH,
  title={Fungal periprosthetic hip and knee joint infections clinical experience with a 2-stage treatment protocol.},
  author={Konstantinos Anagnostakos and Jens Kelm and Eduard Schmitt and Jochen Jung},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={293-8}
}
Fungal periprosthetic joint infections are a rare entity in orthopedic surgery, and there exist no guidelines according to which these infections can be successfully managed. Between 2004 and 2009, 7 patients with fungal periprosthetic joint infections (4 total hip arthroplasties and 3 total knee arthroplasties) have been treated with a 2-stage protocol and implantation of antibiotic-loaded cement spacers. Most of the infection was caused by Candida species. Systemic antifungal agents were… CONTINUE READING