Comparison of infection control rates and clinical outcomes in culture-positive and culture-negative infected total-knee arthroplasty

Young Hoo Kim, Sourabh S. Kulkarni, Jang Won Park, Jun Shik Kim, Hyun Keun Oh, Devarshi Rastogi

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Abstract

Background: To compare the outcomes of the culture positive and the culture negative infected TKA. Methods: We determined the infection control rate in the 242 patients (140 patients with culture-positive and 102 patients with culture-negative diagnoses) with infected TKAs. Results: The overall infection control rate was 90% in the culture positive group and 95% in the culture negative group. Interpretation: The infection control rates and clinical outcomes of infected TKAs was not different between culture-positive and culture-negative groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S37-S43
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • Culture-positive
  • Culutre-negative
  • Infection control rate
  • TKA

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