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.
Recommended CitationZmistowski, BS, Benjamin; Lichstein, MD, Paul; Carter, MD, Aaron H; Minori, DO, Joshua J.; and Parvizi, MD, Javad, "High Variability in Outcomes of Two-Stage Exchange to Treat Periprosthetic Joint Infection" (2014). Rothman Institute Conference Posters. Paper 3.