The management of the shoulder prosthesis infection

L. A. Crosby

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Infection following total shoulder arthroplasty, although uncommon, can be a devastating complication. The established incidence ranges from 0% to 3.9% [1]. Patients commonly present with pain; many show radiographic evidence of loosening. Unlike management of total knee and hip arthroplasty, management of these infections has limited description in the literature. Treatment options include: suppressive antibiotics, combined joint debridement and antibiotic therapy, resection arthroplasty, primary exchange arthroplasty, and two-stage reimplantation [4].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInfection and Local Treatment in Orthopedic Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783540479987
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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