Pseudoartrosi settica della diafisi femorale in esiti di artroprotesi d'anca

Translated title of the contribution: Septic pseudoarthrosis of femoral shaft after total hip prosthesis. A case report

A. Andaloro, F. Santolini

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Abstract

The authors present the operative treatment applied in a case of septic pseudoarthrosis of the femoral shaft in a female subject 78 years old. The fracture occurred during total hip arthroprosthesis revision and it was synthesized with las screws and cerclage. A Staphylococcus aureus sepsis arose after surgery with consequent osteomyelitis, fistula and maddy secretion. X-ray examination showed loosening of metal and pseudoarthosis. The treatment involved debridement of soft tissues and bone sequesters, complete removal of the metal inside and refixation by means of a Hoffan external fixator. The surgical treatment was associated with antibiotic therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Healing was obtained, with an excellent functional result, in a year.

Translated title of the contributionSeptic pseudoarthrosis of femoral shaft after total hip prosthesis. A case report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)585-588
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica
Volume47
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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