The Chitranjan Ranawat Award: fate of two-stage reimplantation after failed irrigation and débridement for periprosthetic knee infection.

@article{Sherrell2011TheCR,
  title={The Chitranjan Ranawat Award: fate of two-stage reimplantation after failed irrigation and d{\'e}bridement for periprosthetic knee infection.},
  author={John Sherrell and Thomas K. Fehring and Susan M Odum and Erik Hansen and Benjamin M. Zmistowski and Anne C Dennos and Niraj V Kalore},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 1},
  pages={18-25}
}
BACKGROUND Irrigation and débridement is an attractive low morbidity solution for acute periprosthetic knee infection. However, the failure rate in the literature is high, averaging 68% (range, 61%-82%). Patients who fail subsequently undergo two-stage reimplantation after a prolonged period of illness. This leads to higher surgical risk and further delays in rehabilitation and may contribute to failure of subsequent revision surgery. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined the rerevision rate due… CONTINUE READING

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