Septic Arthritis After Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Evaluation of an Arthroscopic Graft-Retaining Treatment Protocol.

@article{Schuster2015SepticAA,
  title={Septic Arthritis After Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Evaluation of an Arthroscopic Graft-Retaining Treatment Protocol.},
  author={Philipp Schuster and Martin S Schulz and Micha Immendoerfer and Philipp A. Mayer and Michael Schlumberger and Joerg Richter},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={3005-12}
}
BACKGROUND Septic arthritis after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a rare but severe complication. Treatment regimens differ, and optimal management has not been established. PURPOSE To determine the incidence of postoperative infections after ACL reconstruction, to identify the microbiological spectrum, and to evaluate a standardized graft-retaining treatment protocol consisting of sequential arthroscopic irrigation and debridement (I&D) procedures and antibiotic therapy… CONTINUE READING