Surgical Débridement and Parenteral Antibiotics in Infected Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

  title={Surgical D{\'e}bridement and Parenteral Antibiotics in Infected Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty},
  author={F. Chiu and C. Chen},
  journal={Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research},
  • F. Chiu, C. Chen
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • Whether surgical débridement and parenteral antibiotics with prosthesis retention for infected revision TKA eradicates infection is not well established. We sought to determine the prevalence of reinfection. Between 1992 and 2003, we prospectively followed 40 consecutive patients with deep infection after revision TKA. These patients had no prosthesis loosening or malalignment. Using the classification of Tsukayama et al, 10, 20, and 10 patients had Types I (acute postoperative), II (late… CONTINUE READING
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