Short-interval two-stage approach to primary total knee arthroplasty for acutely septic osteoarthritic knees
Treatment strategies for advanced knee osteoarthritis with coexistent joint infection are not well established. While in periprosthetic joint infection the two-stage approach has been studied extensively, only few case reports on two-stage total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for knee osteoarthritis with coexistent joint infection have been published. The purpose of this paper was to report on our method of implementing a two-stage TKA with intervening antibiotic-loaded articulating cement spacers and a short interval between first- and second-stage procedures to treat two patients with Staphylococcus aureus-infected end-stage knee osteoarthritis. Consistent infection eradication was found at a 1-year follow-up with postoperative range of motion and knee scores comparing favourably with those of other case series. Level of evidence V.
|citation||Hochreiter B, Strahm C, Behrend H. Short-interval two-stage approach to primary total knee arthroplasty for acutely septic osteoarthritic knees. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2016;.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||14-1-2016|
|journal title||Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc|