Surgical debridement with muscle flap transposition and systemic teicoplanin therapy for infected hip arthroplastyd’Ettorre G, Marchetti F, Ceccarelli G, et al.
The use of muscle flaps is now accepted as a method for coverage of infected wounds. To obtain complete eradication of infection following hip arthroplasty surgery is combined with antibiotic treatment. Aggressive debridment to remove devitalized tissue followed by vastus lateralis muscle flap transposition may improve the likelihood of success in certain challenging cases. We report two cases of prosthetic joint infection treated by aggressive debridment and vastus lateralis transposition with associated appropriate antibiotic therapy. Complete recovery of functional status was observed.