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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 139-141

Periprosthetic joint infection treated via bone cement and without the removal of hardware


Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

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Hasan Gocer
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Kurupelit, Samsun 55139
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0300-1652.182079

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Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a challenging complication with a frequency of 0.5–3%. The patient's age, recurrent surgeries, and comorbid systemic diseases increase the risk of infection. Although the current approach in the treatment of PJI is a two-stage revision; sometimes, removing all the implants can lead to more serious complications. PJI's complications are increase in the time of surgery, loss of blood volume, and increase in the amount of bone loss. Infected soft tissue and dead bone tissue debridement must be made in all cases. One of our cases had bone defects due to recurrent hip arthroplasty revisions. Our case that was given PJI treatment by covering the well-fixed components with bone cement and removing only the mobile parts was discussed in line with the literature.


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