Case study

Transform infected revision arthroplasty

Courtesy of Mr Ramasubramanian Dharmarajan
North Cumbria University Hospitals, UK

Clinical particulars

A 59-year-old female patient presented with infected well fixed total knee replacement two years after primary total knee replacement surgery. This was an acute presentation with all clinical features of infection with samples testing positive for Group B Streptococcus.

Treatment

First stage – radical debridement, implant removal and insertion of antibiotic loaded cement spacer and STIMULAN beads. Vancomycin was used to treat the infection.

Second stage – At 10 weeks, soft  tissues were healthy and intra-operative specimens were clear for organisms. Rotating hinge prosthesis was re-implanted.

Outcome

At 1 year follow-up the patient remains infection free and is under regular follow-up.

For indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions see Instructions for Use.  The treating physician is responsible for deciding the type and quantity of antibiotic used. Concurrent use of locally administered antibiotics may affect the setting time. The mixing of antibiotics with the STIMULAN Kit / STIMULAN Rapid Cure device has not been assessed by a European medicines Competent Authority and is considered off-label usage of the medicinal product and of the device. To do so is at the professional risk of the surgeon / healthcare professional.

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Patents granted: GB2367552, EP 1204599 B1, US 6780391, EP 2594231 B1, US 8883063, CN ZL201210466117.X, GB2496710

Patents pending: GB1502655.2, EP 16154210.5, US 15/040075, CN 201610089710.5, US 15/288328.

 

Dharmarajan case study