Microbiological, Clinical, and Surgical Features of Fungal Prosthetic Joint Infections: A Multi-Institutional Experience

Azzam, Khalid; Parvizi, Javad; Jurigkind, Donald; Hanssen, Arlen; Fehring, Thomas; Springer, Bryan; Bozic, Kevin; Della Valle, Craig; Pulido, Luis; Barrack, Robert
November 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2009 Supplement 6, Vol. 91-A, p142
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the efficacy of two-staged exchange arthroplasty with regard to patient characteristics and implemented therapeutic strategies for the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection. A review of joint arthroplasty databases in six centers were performed to identify patients diagnosed with periprosthetic fungal infection. Specific patient's information is collected. Moreover, results suggest proper tissue debridement and removal of arthroplasty components.


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