The Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty

Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

  • E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
  • Sam Oussedik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Alexander D. Liddle
    Pages 11-17
  3. Carlos Kalbakdij-Sánchez, Gregorio Arroyo-Salcedo, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 31-33
  4. Alfonso Vaquero-Picado, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 35-46
  5. Alexander D. Liddle, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 47-53
  6. Stephen M. Petis, Matthew P. Abdel
    Pages 55-60
  7. Carmen Martín-Hervás, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 61-70
  8. Alexander J. Rondon, Timothy L. Tan, Javad Parvizi
    Pages 71-78
  9. Juan S. Ruiz-Pérez, Mercedes Agüera-Gavaldá, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 79-85
  10. Paddy Subramanian, Rahul Patel
    Pages 97-103
  11. Enrique Gómez-Barrena, Eduardo García-Rey
    Pages 117-121
  12. José A. García-Ramos García, Alicia Rico-Nieto, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 123-126
  13. Jonathan Miles, Michael T. Parratt
    Pages 127-131
  14. Carlos A. Encinas-Ullán, Ángel Martínez-Lloreda, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 133-138
  15. Jurek R. T. Pietrzak, David A. George, Fares S. Haddad
    Pages 139-149
  16. Agustín Garabito-Cociña, Primitivo Gómez-Cardero, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 151-163
  17. Nima Razii, Rahul Kakar, Rhidian Morgan-Jones
    Pages 165-180
  18. E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Hortensia de la Corte-Rodriguez, Juan M. Román-Belmonte
    Pages 181-191

About this book


This book is structured in a way that guides the reader from prevention through to diagnosis and then treatment of infection following total knee arthroplasty, in each case providing state of the art information on available techniques and procedures. The section on the crucial preventive measures include guidance on preoperative optimization and skin preparation, antibiotic prophylaxis, and preoperative microbiological screening. All relevant aspects of diagnosis of infection are considered in detail, and the treatment-related section includes chapters on antibiotic suppression, arthroscopic lavage, open debridement with polyethylene exchange, one- and two-stage revision arthroplasty, and knee arthrodesis as a salvage procedure.  Readers will also find clear instruction on how to proceed when all attempts to eradicate infection fail. In reflecting the latest knowledge and practice in this rapidly advancing field, the book will be an asset to all who are involved in the care of

these patients. 


Prosthetic joint infection Prevention of infection Diagnosis of infection Treatment of infection Antibiotic prophylaxis Serological markers Arthroscopic lavage Open debridement Revision arthroplasty

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    • 1
  • Sam Oussedik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryLa Paz University HospitalMadridSpain
  2. 2.University College London Hospitals LondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66729-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66730-0
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