Permanent articulated antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer in septic shoulder arthroplasty: A case report

Ignacio R. Proubasta, Joan P. Itarte, Claudia G. Lamas, Ismael U. Escribá

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Abstract

We report a case of a patient with an infected shoulder hemiarthroplasty in whom a permanent antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer was employed with satisfactory results. This method of treatment has limited applications and would not be appropriate in all cases of septic shoulder joint arthroplasties. However, its use may represent a valid alternative in low physical demand patients who are unwilling to undergo major surgery or when inadequate bone stock is present. Copyright © 2005 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)666-668
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2005

Keywords

  • Arthroplasty
  • Cement spacer
  • Infection
  • Shoulder

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