Selective Component Retainment in the Treatment of Chronic Periprosthetic Infection After Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review


Introduction: Chronic infections after a total hip arthroplasty (THA) are a devastating complication and are usually treated by a complete revision of components. Selective revision, with preservation of well-fixed components, has been previously reported. We did a systematic review to report on success rates of selective revision in chronic infections after THA.

Methods: PubMed, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Database were systematically searched for studies reporting on partial-retaining revision for chronically infected THA. These were reviewed to determine success rates based on component revised, as well as infectious organism.

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