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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 4, issue 3
J. Bone Joint Infect., 4, 111–114, 2019
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.34484
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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J. Bone Joint Infect., 4, 111–114, 2019
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.34484
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Case report 20 Apr 2019

Case report | 20 Apr 2019

Treatment of a Recurrent Periprosthetic Joint Infection with an Intramedullary Knee Arthrodesis System with Low-Amount Metallic Silver Coating

Volker Alt1, Christian Heiss2, and Markus Rupp2 Volker Alt et al.
  • 1Department of Trauma Surgery, Regensburg University Medical Center, Germany
  • 2Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Giessen-Marburg, Campus Giessen, Germany

Keywords: silver, periprosthetic joint infection, knee, arthrodesis, Staphylococcus

Abstract. We present a case of a recurrent periprosthetic knee infection treated with an intramedullary arthrodesis system coated with low amounts of metallic silver. After a follow-up of 26 months, the patient remained infection free and no silver-related complications were detected. Silver serum concentrations remained below the detection limit of 2 ppb.

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