Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 25th, 2005
According to recent research from Minnesota, "[b]etween January 1989 and December 1994, 94 patients (96 knees) had a two-stage reimplantation for treatment of an infected total knee arthroplasty."
"All patients were treated with an interval antibiotic-loaded static cement spacer and had antibiotic-loaded bone cement for prosthesis fixation at the time of reimplantation," explained A.A. Haleem and coauthors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. They conducted a study "to assess the long-term risk of reinfection and the mechanical durability of these...
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