Rationale for one stage exchange of infected hip replacement using uncemented implants and antibiotic impregnated bone graft

@inproceedings{Winkler2009RationaleFO,
  title={Rationale for one stage exchange of infected hip replacement using uncemented implants and antibiotic impregnated bone graft},
  author={Heinz Winkler},
  booktitle={International journal of medical sciences},
  year={2009}
}
  • Heinz Winkler
  • Published 2009 in International journal of medical sciences
Infection of a total hip replacement (THR) is considered a devastating complication, necessitating its complete removal and thorough debridement of the site. It is undoubted that one stage exchange, if successful, would provide the best benefit both for the patient and the society. Still the fear of re-infection dominates the surgeons decisions and in the majority of cases directs them to multiple stage protocols. However, there is no scientifically based argument for that practice. Successful… CONTINUE READING