Graft retaining debridement in patients with septic arthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction


Demirag B., Unal O. K. , ÖZAKIN C.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.45, no.5, pp.342-347, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2011.2469
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.342-347

Abstract

Objective: Although septic arthritis following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a rare complication, it has a high morbidity deteriorating the clinical outcome. Current treatment options include long-term antibiotic therapy, open or arthroscopic surgical lavage, aspiration, continuous irrigation, graft preservation, and removal of graft and fixation materials with or without reimplantation. The aim of our study was to evaluate the results of long-term antibiotic treatment with arthroscopic debridement without graft and fixation materials removal in the treatment of septic arthritis following ACL reconstructions.