Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
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 Alt, Christian Heiss, and Markus Rupp

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.