The Knee, ISSN: 1873-5800, Vol: 18, Issue: 1, Page: 1-4

A case for one-stage revision in infected total knee arthroplasty?

Parkinson, Richard W; Kay, Peter R; Rawal, Arvind
Infection in total knee replacement is a rare but devastating complication. The current literature tends to support a two-stage revision as definitive treatment of established deep infection. Despite the fact that single stage revision is a well recognised treatment for the infected hip replacement, it has not gained the same level of support in the knee.
This article reviews the literature of two-stage and single stage revision and reports the senior author’s experience with the latter.

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