Treatment Failure Among Infected Periprosthetic Total Hip Arthroplasty Patients

  • Schwarzkopf R
  • Mikhael B
  • Wright E
  • et al.
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Two-stage revision has been shown to be the most successful treatment in eradicating deep infection following total hiparthroplasty. We identified 62 patients treated by a two-stage revision. We defined “successful revision” as negative intraoperative cultures and no further infection-related procedure. We defined “eradication of infection” on the basis of negative cultures and clinical diagnosis at least one year after 2 nd stage procedure. After a mean follow up of 2.7 years, eradication of the infection was documented in 91.1%, and a successful two-stage revision in 85.7% of patients. We observed no association between higher pre-reimplantation levels of ESR and C-reactive protein and lower likelihood of successful two-stage revision. We found an association between a history of another previous infected prosthetic joint and a failed 2 nd stage procedure. Failure to achieve eradication of infection and successful two-stage revision occurs infrequently. Patients with prior history of a previous prosthetic joint infection are at higher risk of failure.




Schwarzkopf, R., Mikhael, B., Wright, E., Estok, D. M., & Katz, J. N. (2014). Treatment Failure Among Infected Periprosthetic Total Hip Arthroplasty Patients. The Open Orthopaedics Journal, 8(1), 118–124.

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