Treatment of the Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty

  • Russell E. Windsor


Infection after total knee arthroplasty represents perhaps the worst complication of this operation that a surgeon must treat. Only through identification of various risk factors and development of prophylactic regimens has the incidence of infection decreased. Successful treatment depends on a team approach, with cooperation of an orthopaedic surgeon, plastic surgeon, and an infectious disease specialist.


Total Knee Arthroplasty Knee Replacement Total Knee Replacement Resection Arthroplasty Wound Drainage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Russell E. Windsor
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  1. 1.The Hospital for Special SurgeryNew York

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