Peri-prosthetic infections. When to avoid surgery

Roberto Giacometti Ceroni, Luca Bianchi, Andrea Mondini, Luigi Zagra

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Successful treatment of prosthetic joint infections often requires multiple surgical interventions and prolonged antibiotic therapy. However, in some specific situations surgical intervention can not be the treatment of choice. We refer to situations where there is no pain or impairment of the general conditions, involving patients, usually elderly, refusing surgery. In these cases we consider the conservative approach as an option.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHIP International
Issue numberSUPPL.8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


  • Infection
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Total hip arthroplasty
  • Wound management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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