Treatment of an infected total hip replacement with the PROSTALAC system. Part 1: Infection resolution.

@article{Scharfenberger2007TreatmentOA,
  title={Treatment of an infected total hip replacement with the PROSTALAC system. Part 1: Infection resolution.},
  author={Angela Scharfenberger and Marcia E. Clark and Guy Lavoie and Greg O'Connor and Edward Masson and Lauren A. Beaupr{\'e}},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={24-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Infection after total hip replacement (THR) is a serious medical complication with significant negative ramifications for both the patient and the health care system. The prosthesis of antibiotic-loaded acrylic cement (PROSTALAC) was designed to treat the joint infection while maintaining functional movement in the hip. METHODS We identified 28 patients treated for infected THR with the PROSTALAC system, by retrospective chart review. Preoperative and intraoperative cultures were… CONTINUE READING