Treatment of infected total knee arthroplasty using an articulating spacer.

@article{Hofmann1995TreatmentOI,
  title={Treatment of infected total knee arthroplasty using an articulating spacer.},
  author={Aaron A Hofmann and Kevin R Kane and T K Tkach and R. L. Plaster and Marina M. P. Camargo},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1995},
  volume={321},
  pages={45-54}
}
Twenty-six patients with late infected total knee arthroplasties were treated by debridement and removal of components and all cement, preserving collateral ligaments. At time of debridement, an articulating spacer was fashioned to allow partial weightbearing and knee range of motion (ROM) during rehabilitation. This spacer was implanted using antibiotic-impregnated bone cement. For this purpose, 4.8 g of powdered tobramycin was mixed with each 40-g batch of Simplex cement. Cement was applied… CONTINUE READING