One-Stage Exchange for Prosthetic Joint Infection of the HipZahar A, Webb J, Gehrke T, Kendoff D.
Exchange arthroplasty remains the gold standard of treatment of established prosthetic joint infection. This can be achieved using a one or two stage approach. The ENDO-Klinik, in Hamburg, has pioneered the one-stage technique since 1970 utilising antibiotic loaded acrylic cement (ALAC). This editorial discusses the relevant literature and describes the indications and surgical technique employed by the ENDO-Klinik Hamburg.