Two-stage reimplantation for periprosthetic knee infection involving resistant organisms.

@article{Mittal2007TwostageRF,
  title={Two-stage reimplantation for periprosthetic knee infection involving resistant organisms.},
  author={Yogesh Mittal and Thomas K. Fehring and Arlen D. Hanssen and Camelia Marculescu and Susan M Odum and Douglas R. Osmon},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2007},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={1227-31}
}
BACKGROUND Two-stage reimplantation is the most accepted mode of treatment for patients with a periprosthetic infection following total knee arthroplasty. Most studies, however, do not stratify their results on the basis of the type of infecting organism. The purpose of this study was to determine the outcomes for patients who had two-stage reimplantation for the treatment of infection with a resistant organism, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus… CONTINUE READING