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J Arthroplasty. 2002 Aug;17(5):600-3.

Rush pin technique for temporary antibiotic-impregnated cement prosthesis for infected total hip arthroplasty.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA.


A technique is described for intraoperative fabrication of an antibiotic-impregnated temporary prosthesis using a rod pin as an endoskeleton. The technique has the advantage of the availability of numerous rod lengths and diameters, which allows the surgeon to produce a custom component with a wide range of lengths and offsets. The technique has been used successfully in many cases over a 5-year period.

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