Articulating antibiotic spacers: The standard of care for an infected total knee arthroplasty

Adolph V. Lombardi, Keith R. Berend, Joanne B. Adams, Jonathan M. Karnes, Tad M. Mabry, Arlen D. Hanssen

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Abstract

Comparisons in the literature of static and articulating spacers have shown average eradication rates of approximately 90% and 92%, respectively. 3 Therefore, we can conclude that static and articulating spacers are both effective for eradication of infection. The benefits of articulating spacers are prevention of soft-tissue contracture, promotion of range of motion, and facilitation of antibiotic delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)782-787
Number of pages6
JournalOrthopedics
Volume30
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Lombardi, A. V., Berend, K. R., Adams, J. B., Karnes, J. M., Mabry, T. M., & Hanssen, A. D. (2007). Articulating antibiotic spacers: The standard of care for an infected total knee arthroplasty. Orthopedics, 30(9), 782-787.