Craig J. Della Valle, MD; Kevin L. Garvin, MD; Kenneth J. Koval, MD; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
H. John Cooper, MD, and Craig J. Della Valle, MD
January 2013, DVD-ROM
ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE!*
Periprosthetic infection can be difficult to identify and to eradicate. Do you know the algorithms to defeat this problem?
Area of Focus: Hip, Knee & Lower Extremity and Joint Replacement
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Do you know … The risk factors for an infected THA? The algorithm for determining if a high risk patient has an infection? The algorithm for determining if a low risk patient has an infection? How to safely remove the acetabular cup and the femoral stem? How to construct your own cement spacer? When to return to the operating room for reimplantation? How to complete the second stage reconstruction? How to avoid the most common complications related to a periprosthetic infection?
Infected THA: Diagnosis and Treatment: The Case of Cara DeVry begins by introducing two algorithms: one for identifying PJI in high risk patients and another for low risk patients. The case then moves to the operating room for a two-stage exchange arthroplasty. A combination of questions and video covers removing the patient's femoral stem and acetabular components, making and inserting a temporary antibiotic stem, and finally, completing the second stage of the arthroplasty.
The Adult Hip, our new Virtual Fellowship program, offers a wide range of PRACTICAL education on hip disorders, trauma, and reconstruction. The multimedia format combines interactive questions and answers with surgical video of real patients, images, and short as well as full-length articles. The result is a self-paced, educational program that is peer-reviewed, convenient, fun, and prepared for you by some of the best orthopaedic surgeon-educators in the world.
This activity has been approved for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ This enduring material can help fulfill the CME requirements mandated by the ABOS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.