Revision of septic total knee arthroplasty

Michael Jacobs, D. S. Hungerford, K. A. Krackow, D. W. Lennox

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Nine patients with septic total knee arthroplasties (TKA) were treated between 1980 and 1984; six were gram-positive infections and three were gram-negative. Initial treatment included the maintenance of all solidly fixed components. Patients with loose components were treated with removal of all prosthetic material and subsequent reimplantation after a six-week course of antibiotics. At follow-up examination six of nine patients had satisfactory results. One patient maintained his original femoral and tibial components and one patient required a knee fusion to treat his recurrent gram-negative infection. Overall, complications were associated with chronic infection, gram-negative infection, and abnormalities of the extensor mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Issue number238
StatePublished - 1989

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Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Infection
Replantation
Thigh
Knee
Maintenance
Anti-Bacterial Agents

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Jacobs, M., Hungerford, D. S., Krackow, K. A., & Lennox, D. W. (1989). Revision of septic total knee arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, (238), 159-166.

Revision of septic total knee arthroplasty. / Jacobs, Michael; Hungerford, D. S.; Krackow, K. A.; Lennox, D. W.

In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, No. 238, 1989, p. 159-166.

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Jacobs, M, Hungerford, DS, Krackow, KA & Lennox, DW 1989, 'Revision of septic total knee arthroplasty', Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no. 238, pp. 159-166.
Jacobs M, Hungerford DS, Krackow KA, Lennox DW. Revision of septic total knee arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1989;(238):159-166.
Jacobs, Michael ; Hungerford, D. S. ; Krackow, K. A. ; Lennox, D. W. / Revision of septic total knee arthroplasty. In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1989 ; No. 238. pp. 159-166.
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