The DAIR (debridement, antibiotics and implant retention) procedure for infected total knee replacement – a literature review

@inproceedings{Qasim2017TheD,
  title={The DAIR (debridement, antibiotics and implant retention) procedure for infected total knee replacement – a literature review},
  author={Sultan Naseer Qasim and Andrew Swann and Robert Ashford},
  booktitle={SICOT-J},
  year={2017}
}
Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and third most common cause of revision of TKA with significant morbidity and surgical challenges. Treatment options include non-operative measures with long term antibiotic suppression, debridement and implant retention (DAIR), one- or two-stage revision arthroplasty, arthrodesis and amputation. Implant retention without infection is ideal and DAIR has been reported to have variable success rates… CONTINUE READING

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