High Infection Control Rate and Function After Routine One-stage Exchange for Chronically Infected TKA
Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, 07/16/2012
Jenny JY et al. – While routine one–stage exchange was not associated with a higher rate of infection recurrence failure, knee function was not improved compared to that of historical patients having two–stage exchange. One stage–exchange may be a reasonable alternative in chronically infected TKA as a more convenient approach for patients without the risks of two operations and hospitalizations and for reducing costs. The ideal one stage–exchange candidate should be identified in future studies.