Culture-negative periprosthetic joint infection after total hip arthroplasty. Treatment protocol and outcomes in acute and chronic cases.

Document Type : SHORT COMMUNICATION

Authors

1 HOSPITAL BRITANICO DE Buenos Aires

2 HOSPITAL BRITANICO DE Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

3 DEPARTMENT OF INFECTOLOGY, HOSPITAL BRITANICO DE Buenos Aires.

Abstract

The treatment of culture-negative periprosthetic joint infections (CN PJI) of the hip represents complex entities. We, as a result of this, report on 12 cases. Irrigation and debridement (I&D) with implant retention were performed in acute cases and two-stage revisions in chronic infections. Combined antibiotic therapy was administered in all cases for 12 weeks. Infection control was achieved in all patients with an infection-free rate of 100% at 7.5 years of average follow-up.

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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 05 April 2022
  • Receive Date: 12 September 2020
  • Revise Date: 04 March 2022
  • Accept Date: 05 March 2022
  • First Publish Date: 05 April 2022