A temporary antibiotic-loaded joint replacement system for management of complex infections involving the hip

C. P. Duncan, C. Beauchamp

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Abstract

Management of the infected hip replacement associated with substantial loss of bone, especially segmental loss of the proximal femur, is a challenging problem. In this report, the authors outline the development of an immediate-fit, custom-made, antibiotic-selective replacement system for the hip and proximal femur, to help maintain limb length, joint stability, and mobility of the patient. Despite the initial relatively crude design, it was a valuable adjunct in the management of 15 consecutive cases. A more sophisticated and versatile system has since been developed for use on straightforward and complex cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-759
Number of pages9
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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