Joint Replacement Infections: Prophylaxis, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • E. A. Salvati
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Abstract

The widespread use of total joint replacements has brought the problem of ensuing sepsis to the fore. In contrast to the highly successful outcome of such surgery without complications, the development of deep infection almost always leads to pain and septic loosening, generally requiring extensive surgery. Removal causes large skeletal defects, extremity shortening, and marked disability (Fig. 1a, 1b).

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Radioactive Isotope Sponge Microbe Gentamicin Hydroxyapatite 

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