Technique and timing of two-stage exchange for infection in TKA.

  title={Technique and timing of two-stage exchange for infection in TKA.},
  author={R. Stephen J. Burnett and Michael A. Kelly and Arlen D. Hanssen and Robert L. Barrack},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
UNLABELLED Infection in total knee arthroplasty is a devastating complication. The two-stage exchange procedure has evolved as an effective treatment option. The classification and alternatives to a two-stage procedure are presented. Current diagnosis and monitoring of infection in total knee arthroplasty with laboratory, aspiration, and imaging techniques are reviewed. The timing, technique, and results of a two-stage procedure are discussed. A knee aspiration with synovial fluid cell count… CONTINUE READING


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