Articles | Volume 2, issue 3
J. Bone Joint Infect., 2, 163–166, 2017
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.19574
J. Bone Joint Infect., 2, 163–166, 2017
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.19574

Brief report 31 Aug 2017

Brief report | 31 Aug 2017

Case Report - Infection of Total Knee Arthroplasty Treated with One-Stage Surgery and Linezolid

Adriana Macedo Dell'Aquila1, Cesar Janovsky2, and Moises Cohen3 Adriana Macedo Dell'Aquila et al.
  • 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.