Open debridement of acute gram-positive infections after total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Deirmengian2003OpenDO,
  title={Open debridement of acute gram-positive infections after total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Carl A Deirmengian and Jordan N Greenbaum and John Stern and Michael N Braffman and Paul A. Lotke and Robert E. Booth and Jess H. Lonner},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2003},
  volume={416},
  pages={129-34}
}
Open debridement and retention of components is an attractive, but often ineffective strategy for the treatment of a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with acute infection. Few studies have stratified the outcomes of debridement specifically according to bacterial species. Thirty-one TKAs with acute gram-positive infections, seen at our institution during the past 10 years, were treated with open debridement, component retention, and antibiotics. The average duration of symptoms before debridement… CONTINUE READING