Systemic safety of high-dose antibiotic-loaded cement spacers after resection of an infected total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Springer2004SystemicSO,
  title={Systemic safety of high-dose antibiotic-loaded cement spacers after resection of an infected total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Bryan D. Springer and G A Lee and Douglas R. Osmon and George John Haidukewych and Arlen D. Hanssen and David J. Jacofsky},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2004},
  volume={427},
  pages={47-51}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the systemic safety and potential adverse effects of using a high-dose antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer after resection arthroplasty of an infected total knee replacement. Between October 2000 and December 2002, 36 knees (34 patients) had a resection arthroplasty of an infected total knee prosthesis with placement of a high-dose antibiotic impregnated cement spacer. There were 24 men and 10 women with a mean age of 66.5 years (range, 48-84 years). All… CONTINUE READING
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