Case Report - Infection of Total Knee Arthroplasty Treated with One-Stage Surgery and Linezolid
- 1Department of Medicine/ Infectious Diseases Physician and Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology - Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil;
- 2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology/ Orthopedist - Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil;
- 3Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology/ Professor of Orthopedics - Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Keywords: Arthroplasty, Infection, Linezolid.
Abstract. Staphylococcus spp meticillin resistant infection can be treated with Linezolid. This is a case report of an orthopaedic implant infection in a 60 year-old male treated orally with Linezolid and Rifampicin for three months after one-stage arthroplasty. This is possible provided that platelet count is closely monitored throughout the course of treatment.