Fatigue characterisation of the preformed knee spacer

T. Villa, D. Carnelli, R. Pietrabissa

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Infection is one of the most severe complications that can arise after the implant of a knee prosthesis [2, 7]. Late infections are usually treated by removing the infected prosthesis and reimplanting a new one, following either the one or two stages technique: in order to avoid persistent and recurrent infections that have been reported when using the one-stage technique [8, 10] the two-stage technique has been introduced, consisting in the removal of the infected prosthesis in a first operation stage and in the reimplantation of a new one after adequate treatment of the infection in a second stage, usually performed six to twelve weeks after the first procedure [7, 10, 12, 14].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInfection and Local Treatment in Orthopedic Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783540479987
Publication statusPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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