Resection arthroplasty after total knee arthroplasty septic failure a case report and literature review
- International Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Thiago Vivacqua, Idemar da Palma, Victor Favilla, Jorge Rezende, Rodrigo Albuquerque, Karlos Mesquita, Rodrigo Rezende
Knee arthrodesis, above the knee amputation and resection arthroplasty is salvage procedures for patients with refractory infection after Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). The aim of this study was to review the literature of patients submitted to knee resection arthroplasty after septic failure of a TKA. This literature review identified three case series with more than two years of follow-up. After the resection arthroplasty, in a global analysis of the three studies, the rate of infection control reached 96% and with 56% of patients showing satisfaction. However, only 14% of them were able to walk without assistance.
total knee arthroplasty, infection, resection, arthroplasty, surgery, staphylococcus, antibiotic therapy, painful ankylosis