Destination joint spacers, reinfection, and antimicrobial suppression

Jose Carlo B. Valencia, Matthew P. Abdel, Abinash Virk, Douglas R. Osmon, Raymund R. Razonable

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In this cohort of 51 patients managed with retained "destination spacers" after the resection of infected joint prostheses, the presence of preoperative sinus drainage was significantly associated with reinfection. Chronic antimicrobial suppression after destination-spacer retention did not significantly prevent reinfections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1056-1059
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 30 2019


  • antibiotic spacer retention
  • antimicrobial suppression
  • periprosthetic joint infection
  • total hip arthroplasty
  • total knee arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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