Resection arthroplasty as a salvage procedure for a knee with infection after a total arthroplasty.

@article{Falahee1987ResectionAA,
  title={Resection arthroplasty as a salvage procedure for a knee with infection after a total arthroplasty.},
  author={M H Falahee and Larry S. Matthews and Herbert Kaufer},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1987},
  volume={69 7},
  pages={1013-21}
}
Between 1970 and 1983, resection arthroplasty was done as a salvage procedure for twenty-eight knees (twenty-six patients) with infection after total arthroplasty. Eleven patients had multiarticular rheumatoid arthritis; fourteen, osteoarthritis; and one, multiarticular neuropathic arthropathy. Systemic signs of infection were eliminated in all patients and local signs, in 89 per cent of the patients. After resection arthroplasty alone, fifteen patients were able to walk independently. Six… CONTINUE READING

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