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Two-stage procedure in the treatment of late chronic hip infections--spacer implantation.

Sukeik, M; Haddad, FS; (2009) Two-stage procedure in the treatment of late chronic hip infections--spacer implantation. Int J Med Sci , 6 (5) pp. 253-257. Gold open access

Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: Two-stage procedure in the treatment of late chronic hip infections--spacer implantation.
Location: Australia
Open access status: An open access publication
Keywords: Total hip arthroplasty, antibiotic loaded cement, infection, spacers, treatment, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, Bone Cements, Humans, Prosthesis-Related Infections
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/50136
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