One-stage versus two-stage exchange arthroplasty for infected total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review

  title={One-stage versus two-stage exchange arthroplasty for infected total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review},
  author={Navraj S. Nagra and Thomas W. Hamilton and Sameer Ganatra and David W. Murray and Hemant Kumar Pandit},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
Infection complicating total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has serious implications. Traditionally the debate on whether one- or two-stage exchange arthroplasty is the optimum management of infected TKA has favoured two-stage procedures; however, a paradigm shift in opinion is emerging. This study aimed to establish whether current evidence supports one-stage revision for managing infected TKA based on reinfection rates and functional outcomes post-surgery. MEDLINE/PubMed and CENTRAL databases were… CONTINUE READING
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