washington; seattle; swedish neuro
A 58-year-old female treated at an outside facility with knee arthrodesis due to persistent periprosthetic joint infection fulfilled all prerequisites for a conversion back to arthroplasty, as part of a 2-stage revision. Owing to the detection of Candida parapsilosis, the treatment concept was converted to a three-stage procedure. A scheduled spacer exchange with additional amphotericin B-loaded polymethylmethacrylate was conducted as an intermediate revision before reimplantation. Conversion in the setting of fungal periprosthetic joint infection presents a challenge, and successful treatment hinges on the use of proper antifungal and antimicrobial protocols, advanced surgical techniques, and a multidisciplinary team approach. At the 3-year follow-up, successful infection eradication as measured by the Delphi-based consensus definition was achieved with a range of motion of 0°-100°.
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Frieler, Sven; Yilmaz, Emre; Goodmanson, Ryan; Hanusrichter, Yannik; Schildhauer, Thomas A; and Baecker, Hinnerk, "Conversion From Knee Arthrodesis Back to Arthroplasty: A Particular Challenge in Combination With Fungal Periprosthetic Joint Infection." (2020). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 4339.