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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 99-101

Sonication of antibiotic loaded cement spacers: A valuable technique for detection of infection persistence in two-stage revision for infected joint arthroplasty


1 Department of Microbiology, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Biostatistics, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Rajesh Malhotra
Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_18_313

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We evaluated the diagnostic utility of sonication of antibiotic loaded cement spacers comparing with periprosthetic tissue cultures for the detection of persisting infection in 14 patients undergoing staged procedures. Sonication improved microbial detection of intraoperative cultures from 14.2% to 28.5% (P = 0.481). Routine sonication of spacers is recommended.






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