Clostridium perfringens infection complicating periprosthetic fracture fixation about the hip: successful treatment with early aggressive debridement.
AffiliationDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. email@example.com
Aged, 80 and over
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CitationClostridium perfringens infection complicating periprosthetic fracture fixation about the hip: successful treatment with early aggressive debridement., 22 (1):122-5 Hip Int
JournalHip international : the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy
AbstractPeriprosthetic fracture and infection are both challenges following hip arthroplasty. We report the case of an 87 year old female who underwent open reduction and internal fixation of a periprosthetic femoral fracture. Her post-operative course was complicated by infection with Clostridium perfringens. Early aggressive antibiotic treatment and surgical debridement were successful, and allowed retention of the original components.