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Definition of Prosthetic Hip and Knee Infection

Slide 21

January 2010

We validated the vortexing/sonication technique by performing a prospective clinical trial of patients undergoing total hip or knee revision or resection for aseptic failure or presumed infection at our institution from August 2003 - December 2005.  Those patients whose components were contaminated in the operating room, components did not fit in the container, in whom <2 tissues were cultured or who underwent partial revision were excluded from the study.

Definition of Prosthetic Hip and Knee Infection

 


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