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ACE Report #4591
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Low-pressure and high-pressure pulsatile lavage during debridement of implant infection

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of a low-pressure and a high-pressure pulsatile lavage during debridement for orthopaedic implant infection

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2011 Sep;131(9):1233-8. doi: 10.1007/s00402-011-1291-8. Epub 2011 Mar 9

Contributing Authors: E Munoz-Mahamud S Garcia G Bori JC Martinez-Pastor JA Zumbado J Riba J Mensa A Soriano

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79 patients were randomized to compare the effectiveness of high-pressure pulsatile lavage and low-pressure lavage during open debridement of orthopaedic implant infections. Patients received either low- or high-pressure pulsatile lavage and were assessed after 1 year. The use of high-pressure lavage was revealed to have a similar success rate as low-pressure lavage during open debridement of impl...

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