Management of the Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty

  • Alfred J. TriaEmail author
  • Joshua Bingham
  • Mark J. Spangehl
  • Henry D. ClarkeEmail author
  • Thorsten Gehrke
  • Akos Zahar
  • Mustafa Citak
  • Majd Tarabichi
  • Javad ParviziEmail author
  • David N. Shau
  • George N. GuildIIIEmail author


There are now several approaches to the infected knee, but complete eradication of infection seems to be near impossible. The treatment protocols include incision and drainage, immediate exchange, and two-stage reimplantation. There are multiple modifications to these approaches that do help to decrease the overall incidence of infection.


Infection Incision and drainage Antibiotics Spacers Hinges Mobile spacers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopedic Center of New JerseySomersetUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMayo ClinicPhoenixUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryHelios Endo-Klinik HamburgHamburgGermany
  4. 4.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryRothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  5. 5.Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical CollegeRothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  6. 6.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

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