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Journal of Bone and Joint Infection An open-access journal of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society and the MusculoSkeletal Infection Society
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Volume 3, issue 4
J. Bone Joint Infect., 3, 203–206, 2018
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.28146
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
J. Bone Joint Infect., 3, 203–206, 2018
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.28146
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Original full-length article 04 Oct 2018

Original full-length article | 04 Oct 2018

Successful Debridement of a Knee Joint Prosthesis Infected with Listeria Monocytogenes. Case Report and Review of Current Literature

Walter van der1, Cees M. Verduin2, Miriam Graumans3, and Henk J. Hoekstra1 Walter van der et al.
  • 1Department of orthopedic surgery, St. Anna hospital, Bogardeind 2, 5664 EH, Geldrop, the Netherlands.
  • 2Department of medical microbiology, Laboratory for Pathology and Medical Microbiology (Stichting PAMM), De Run 6250, 5504 DL, Veldhoven, the Netherlands.
  • 3Department of Infection control, St. Anna hospital, Bogardeind 2, 5664 EH, Geldrop, the Netherlands.

Keywords: Knee arthroplasty, Listeria monocytogenes, Debridement and Implant Retention

Abstract. According to the relevant literature, prosthetic joint infections caused by Listeria monocytogenes require two stage revision surgery or prosthesis removal for a successful outcome. We present the case of a patient who suffered such an infection after Total Knee Replacement surgery and was successfully treated with antibiotics, joint lavage, debridement and retention of the prosthesis.

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