Late infections of the hip joint: Resection arthroplasty and other solutions

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Resection arthroplasty is an acceptable treatment option for an infected hip prosthesis. The operation was described in the literature as a treatment for other pathologic hip conditions long before arthroplasty was a common procedure. It gained popularity as a treatment for infected hip pros- theses shortly thereafter and was considered a more necessary intervention before the proliferation of antibiotics and reconstruction implants and techniques available today. The historical perspective, surgical technique, current indications and results are described in this chapter. Also, alternatives to resection arthroplasty, other than hip joint reconstruction, are discussed, including chronic antibiotic suppression with component retention and amputation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPeriprosthetic Joint Infections
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Paradigms
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319300917
ISBN (Print)9783319300894
StatePublished - May 31 2016


  • Alternatives
  • Amputation
  • Failed total hip arthroplasty
  • Girdlestone
  • Indications
  • Late infections
  • Prosthetic infection
  • Resection arthroplasty
  • Results

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Health Professions


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