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Forty-four patients with 46 resection arthroplasties performed for various indications were followed an average of 8.0 years. Pain relief was good or excellent in 77% and eradication of infection was achieved in all but one. Completeness of cement removal at the time of resection arthroplasty did...
Twenty-three patients with intraoperative culture-proven periprosthetic infection of the hip or knee were enrolled in a prospective cement retrieval study. All were treated with a two-stage technique using antibiotic-loaded acrylic cement as an antibiotic depot. Staphylococcus epidermidis was the...
A case of abrupt failure of the ceramic head component of a total hip arthroplasty is reported. The prosthesis had been inserted more than 5 yeaers previously and had functioned well until its abrupt failure. At revision, the metal femoral and acetabular components were intact and well fixed. The...