Treatment of persistent infection after anterior cruciate ligament surgery.

  title={Treatment of persistent infection after anterior cruciate ligament surgery.},
  author={Charalampos G. Zalavras and Michael J Patzakis and James Eugene Tibone and Nick Weisman and Paul D. Holtom},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Infection after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction that persists despite debridement is a challenging problem with limited information available in the literature. Our purpose was to determine whether an aggressive protocol would be effective in treating these persistent infections. This is a retrospective review of five consecutive patients with persistent septic arthritis of the knee after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. All patients previously had one to three irrigation… CONTINUE READING

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