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Conference poster presented at: 2014 meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in New Orleans, Louisiana



Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a challenging condition to manage with sobering morbidity and mortality.1,2 Treatment options range from simple irrigation and debridement with prosthetic retention to explantation and placement of a temporary cement spacer. Indictations for each option are unclear and non-uniform despite signi­cant efforts to understand the management outcomes. Until recently, a uniform de­nition of success was unavailable, thus clouding the discussion of treatment options. Two-stage exchange is currently considered the “gold-standard” in North America, yet an appropriate understanding of the actual success and ancillary effects of treatment is needed. With the advantage of an expert opinion de­ning success, this study was designed to understand the status of the current literature and the guidance it provides regarding two-stage exchange arthroplasty.

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