Brucella Arthritis Following Total Knee Arthroplasty in a Patient with Hemophilia: A Case Report

Document Type: CASE REPORT

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Abstract

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a rewarding procedure in patients with hemophilia and end stage knee hemophilic
arthropathy. However, this procedure might be associated with complications such as infection. There periprosthetic
joint infection in patients with hemophilia is very well known, though we are not aware of any previous report on Brucella
infection in this group of patients. Here, we reported a 28-year old man with Brucella infection of total knee replacement
who initially underwent a conservative treatment followed bya two-stage revision. We believe that this report will alert
physicians who work in endemic area for brucellosis to consider this in differential diagnosis and do the right intervention
at the right time.

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