Hip Pelvis.  2019 Mar;31(1):57-62. 10.5371/hp.2019.31.1.57.

Three Concurrent Periprosthetic Joint Infections: A Case Report and Literature Review

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA. Eric.Smith@BMC.org
  • 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

Periprosthetic joint infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality following total joint arthroplasty. Two-stage arthroplasty, with the use of an antibiotic cement spacer, is an effective means of managing periperiprosthetic joint infections. There is a lack of data relating to the management, prognosis, and clinical outcomes associated with multiple peri-prosthetic joint infections. Here, we present a case report of a patient successfully treated for three synchronic peri-prosthetic joint infections of both knees and a single hip.

Keyword

Knee replacement arthroplasty; Hip replacement arthroplasty; Periprosthetic joint infection; Two-stage arthroplasty; Concurrent periprosthetic joint infection

MeSH Terms

Arthroplasty
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
Hip
Humans
Joints*
Knee
Mortality
Prognosis
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