Persistent infection after successful arthrodesis for infected total knee arthroplasty: A report of two cases

Scott D. Schoifet, Bernard F. Morrey

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Abstract

Infection in total knee arthroplasty has been reported to range from 1.1% to 12.4%. The literature contains numerous articles on salvage procedures including antibiotic supression, surgical debridement, resection arthroplasty, arthrodesis, reimplantation, and amputation. Of those knees not reimplantable, a successful arthrodesis is felt by many to give the most predictable long-term results. The majority of literature on arthrodesis for infected total knee arthroplasty concentrates on technical factors and techniques to facilitate fusion. A successful fusion is considered an end point of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • arthrodesis
  • fusion
  • persistent infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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