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Irrigation and debridement can be viable option for selected patients with periprosthetic joint infections

May 27, 2015

PRAGUE — Irrigation and debridement for the treatment of hip and knee periprosthetic joint infections is a reasonable option for selected patients and should be performed within a short interval for these patients, according to study results presented here.

“Irrigation and debridement for early postoperative and hematogenous infections is related to unfavorable outcomes in patients with obesity for total hip arthroplasty, thyroid disease for total knee arthroplasty, duration of symptoms of more than 5 days for both and infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococci for both,” Georgios K. Triantafyllopoulos, MD, said at the EFORT Congress.

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