Analysis of the gait in patients with hip spacers

C. Romanò, M. Ferrarin, M. Rabbuffetti, M. Recalcati, E. Meani

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Two-stage revision is one of the most widely accepted procedures to eradicate infection and restore function in infected hip prosthesis [4-6, 7, 12]. However no objective data have yet been published regarding the function of the operated limb and the ability of the patients to walk during the period of permanence of the antibiotic-loaded spacer implant, that may range from few weeks to several months [8, 11]. The availability of a preformed hip spacers allows reproducibility of the intervention and known mechanical resistance of the implant [1-3] making possible, in the majority of cases, protected weight bearing and walking while the spacer is in situ [10, 11].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInfection and Local Treatment in Orthopedic Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783540479987
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    Romanò, C., Ferrarin, M., Rabbuffetti, M., Recalcati, M., & Meani, E. (2007). Analysis of the gait in patients with hip spacers. In Infection and Local Treatment in Orthopedic Surgery (pp. 258-263). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.