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Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2007 Feb 15;45(4):246-8.

[The second stage revision for infected total hip arthroplasty using antibiotic-loaded cement prosthesis].

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  • 1Arthritis Clinic and Research Center, Beijing University People's Hospital, Beijing 100044, China.



To investigate the effect of two-stage revision for infected total hip arthroplasty (THA) using antibiotic-loaded cement prosthesis.


From June 1999 to October 2004, 14 patients who admitted for infected primary total hip arthroplasty surgeries were performed revision surgery with antibiotic-loaded cement prosthesis in two-stage. The mean Harris score of pre-operation was 23. In the first stage operation, the following steps were performed, complete debridement, removal of infected prosthesis, implantation of cement spacer with antibiotics, treatment involved concomitant administration of 3 weeks of intravenous (IV) and 1 month of oral. After 6 months, antibiotic-loaded prosthesis was implanted in the second stage.


The mean follow-up was 18 months (7 - 26 months), no recurrent infection occurred in all 14 patients. The mean post-operation Harris score was 70.


The success of the protocol to control the delayed infection after THA are complete debridement, enough interval and using antibiotic-loaded cement prosthesis in two stage revision.

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