Sukeik, M and Haddad, FS (2009) Two-stage procedure in the treatment of late chronic hip infections--spacer implantation. Int J Med Sci , 6 (5) 253 - 257.
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.
|Title:||Two-stage procedure in the treatment of late chronic hip infections--spacer implantation.|
|Open access status:||An open access publication|
|Additional information:||PMCID: PMC2755121|
|Keywords:||Anti-Bacterial Agents, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, Bone Cements, Humans, Prosthesis-Related Infections|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)|
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