Late anaerobic haematogenous infection of experimental total joint replacement. A study in the rabbit using Propionibacterium acnes.

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Haematogenous contamination of cemented total knee replacements with an anaerobic microorganism, Propionibacterium acnes, was studied in rabbits. Seven weeks after operation the bacteria were injected intravenously and seven weeks after this bacterial challenge the experimental bacterial strain was cultured from 50 per cent of the artificial joints… (More)

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@article{Blomgren1981LateAH, title={Late anaerobic haematogenous infection of experimental total joint replacement. A study in the rabbit using Propionibacterium acnes.}, author={G W Blomgren and Hans Lundquist and Carina Nord and Urban J. Lindgren}, journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume}, year={1981}, volume={63B 4}, pages={614-8} }