Mechanical complications with one hundred and thirty eight (antibiotic-laden) cement spacers in the treatment of periprosthetic infection after total hip arthroplasty

@article{Faschingbauer2014MechanicalCW,
  title={Mechanical complications with one hundred and thirty eight (antibiotic-laden) cement spacers in the treatment of periprosthetic infection after total hip arthroplasty},
  author={Martin Faschingbauer and Heiko Reichel and Ralf Bieger and Thomas Kappe},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={989-994}
}
PurposePeriprosthetic infection after total hip arthroplasty is a devastating complication. A two-stage protocol with the temporary insertion of an antibiotic-laden cement spacer is the gold standard treatment for chronic infections (Clinics (Sao Paulo) 62:99–108, 2007; Clin Orthop Relat Res 427:37–46, 2004; J Arthroplast 14:175–181, 1999; Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:1848–1858, 2009; J Arthroplast 20:874–879, 2005; J Arthroplast 24: 607–613, 2009; Clin Orthop Relat Res 469:1009–1015, 2011; Hip… CONTINUE READING

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