Prosthetic joint infection: when can prosthesis salvage be considered?

  title={Prosthetic joint infection: when can prosthesis salvage be considered?},
  author={Pierre Tattevin and A C Cr{\'e}mieux and Pierre Pottier and Denis Huten and Claude Carbon},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={29 2},
Management of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains a therapeutic challenge. We retrospectively studied 69 infected total hip or knee arthroplasties managed between 1980 and 1996 in our institution. Treatment failure, defined as relapse of PJI in the first year following the last antimicrobial treatment, occurred for 14 patients (20.3%). None of the potentially contributive parameters analyzed was significantly predictive of treatment failure. Of the subgroup of 34 patients with PJI who… CONTINUE READING
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