Articles | Volume 6, issue 8
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 329–336, 2021
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 329–336, 2021

Original full-length article 03 Sep 2021

Original full-length article | 03 Sep 2021

Timing of debridement, antibiotics, and implant retention (DAIR) for early post-surgical hip and knee prosthetic joint infection (PJI) does not affect 1-year re-revision rates: data from the Dutch Arthroplasty Register

Barry van der Ende et al.

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Infection after total hip (THA) or total knee (TKA) arthroplasty can be treated by a so-called DAIR procedure within 4 weeks after surgery. However, could a DAIR be successful up to 3 months? In the Dutch Arthroplasty Register we found a re-revision rate of 8% within 4 weeks after THA and 9% re-revisions between 4 and 12 weeks. After TKA we found 9% re-revisions within 4 weeks and 17% failures after 4–12 weeks. We show no difference for DAIRs performed within 4 weeks or between 4 and 12 weeks.