TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Azzam, Khalid; Parvizi, Javad; Jurigkind, Donald; Hanssen, Arlen; Fehring, Thomas; Springer, Bryan; Bozic, Kevin; Della Valle, Craig; Pulido, Luis; Barrack, Robert
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2009 Supplement 6, Vol. 91-A, p142
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
45355101

 

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