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Cementless modular intramedullary nail without bone-on-bone fusion as a salvage procedure in chronically infected total knee prosthesis: long-term results.
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PMID:  24337836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to evaluate long-term results of two-stage cementless intramedullary nailing without achieving bone-to-bone fusion for treating chronically infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
METHODS: Thirty-eight patients treated according to the same protocol were retrospectively evaluated for clinical, functional, laboratory and radiological outcomes.
RESULTS: Spacer exchange was necessary for infection persistence in one case. At a minimum two year follow-up, 34 patients (89.5 %) showed no infection recurrence; among these 34 patients, 29 (85.3 %) reported no or moderate pain [visual analogue scale (VAS) ≤3]; mild to moderate handicap (Lequesne Algofunctional Index < 7.5) was observed in 18 patients (52.9 %). No patient underwent revision for aseptic loosening, and no nail breakage was observed.
CONCLUSIONS: Two-stage cementless intramedullary nailing without achieving bone-to-bone fusion is a viable option for treating chronically infected TKA in selected, complex cases.
Sara Scarponi; Lorenzo Drago; Delia Romanò; Nicola Logoluso; Andrea Peccati; Enzo Meani; Carlo L Romanò
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International orthopaedics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-5195     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Orthop     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705431     Medline TA:  Int Orthop     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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