Two-stage reimplantation for the salvage of total knee arthroplasty complicated by infection. Further follow-up and refinement of indications.

@article{Windsor1990TwostageRF,
  title={Two-stage reimplantation for the salvage of total knee arthroplasty complicated by infection. Further follow-up and refinement of indications.},
  author={Russell E. Windsor and John Nevil Insall and W K Urs and D V M R A Miller and Barry D. Brause},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1990},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={272-8}
}
Thirty-eight total knee replacements (in thirty-five patients) that were complicated by infection were treated with a two-stage protocol for reimplantation. The clinical results in these knees (nine of which have been previously reported on) were evaluated at an average follow-up of four years (range, 2.5 to ten years). There was only one documented recurrence of infection with the original organism. Three patients in whom the immunological system was suppressed had a subsequent hematogenous… CONTINUE READING

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