Periprosthetic joint infection: Is irrigation and debridement still an acceptable treatment option?

Kwame Ennin, Cyrus Abbaschian, Michael H. Huo

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Abstract

Infection after total joint arthroplasty is a devastating complication. Its incidence has been reduced; however, challenges in treatment remain. Debridement, irrigation, and retention of the prosthetic implants have been used for selected patients. A relatively poor clinical success rate has been reported especially in those patients with resistant organisms and in those with adverse host factors. The focus of this review is to summarize some of the most recent data published and presented on this treatment methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)540-542
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Orthopaedic Practice
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

Keywords

  • Arthroplasty complications periprosthetic infection treatments
  • Debridement
  • Infection
  • Irrigation
  • Joint arthroplasty
  • Periprosthetic infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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