Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, December 12th, 2004
Researchers in Minnesota conducted a study "to assess the systemic safety and potential adverse effects of using a high-dose antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer after resection arthroplasty of an infected total knee replacement."
"Between October 2000 and December 2002, 36 knees (34 patients) had a resection arthroplasty of an infected total knee prosthesis with placement of a high-dose antibiotic impregnated cement spacer," noted B.D. Springer and coauthors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. "There were 24 men and 10 women with a mean age of 66.5 years (range,...
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