PMID: 591534Dec 1, 1977

Deep infection following total hip arthroplasty

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
J P Nelson

Abstract

Deep sepsis is a serious postoperative complication of total hip arthroplasty, causing additional suffering, loss of function, need for additional treatment, and possibly early death. In a series of sixteen patients, the only effective treatment was complete extirpation of all implants combined with appropriate long-term administration of antibiotics. In fifteen patients the original operative objectives were not achieved.

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Arthroplasty
Bacterial Infections
Hip Joint
Postoperative Complications

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