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Short-interval two-stage approach to primary total knee arthroplasty for acutely septic osteoarthritic knees

Bettina Hochreiter, Carol Strahm & Henrik Behrend

abstract UNASSIGNED
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
ISSN electronic 1433-7347
PubMed 26768607
DOI 10.1007/s00167-016-3982-8