J Bone Jt Infect 2019; 4(3):111-114. doi:10.7150/jbji.34484

Case Report

Treatment of a Recurrent Periprosthetic Joint Infection with an Intramedullary Knee Arthrodesis System with Low-Amount Metallic Silver Coating

Volker Alt1✉, Christian Heiss2, Markus Rupp2

1. Department of Trauma Surgery, Regensburg University Medical Center, Germany
2. Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Giessen-Marburg, Campus Giessen, Germany

Abstract

We present a case of a recurrent periprosthetic knee infection treated with an intramedullary arthrodesis system coated with low amounts of metallic silver. After a follow-up of 26 months, the patient remained infection free and no silver-related complications were detected. Silver serum concentrations remained below the detection limit of 2 ppb.

Keywords: silver, periprosthetic joint infection, knee, arthrodesis, Staphylococcus

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Alt V, Heiss C, Rupp M. Treatment of a Recurrent Periprosthetic Joint Infection with an Intramedullary Knee Arthrodesis System with Low-Amount Metallic Silver Coating. J Bone Jt Infect 2019; 4(3):111-114. doi:10.7150/jbji.34484. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v04p0111.htm