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Two-stage procedure in the treatment of late chronic hip infections - spacer implantation

Mohamed Sukeik, Fares S. Haddad
Abstract :

Infection after total hip arthroplasties (THA) is a devastating complication with significant consequences for both the patients and the healthcare systems. In recent times, a two stage procedure using antibiotic-impregnated interim spacers has become the most popular treatment for late chronic hip joint infections after THA with success rates over 90%. In this review, we discuss the different types of spacers used in the treatment of chronically infected THA and conclude that hip spacers are effective in the treatment of hip joint infections.

Keywords :
Total hip arthroplasty; infection; treatment; spacers; antibiotic loaded cement

Date Deposited : 28 Jul 2011 09:51

Last Modified : 28 Jul 2011 09:51

Official URL: http://www.medsci.org/archive

Volume 6, Number 5, - 2009 , ISSN 1449-1907

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