Orthopedic Prosthetic Infections: Plastic Surgery Management

Jesse D. Meaike, Matthew G. Kaufman, Shayan A. Izaddoost

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Abstract

Orthopedic prosthetic infections are potentially devastating complications. Plastic surgeons are frequently consulted to aid in the management of the soft tissue defects that are created by these infections. A review of the existing literature was performed to identify established treatment methods for soft tissue coverage of orthopedic hardware infections for a variety of anatomic locations. The following treatment guidelines and soft tissue reconstructive options were identified as viable options for the management of exposed or infected orthopedic hardware. This review provides descriptions of the various soft tissue reconstructive options available as well as adjunctive treatment methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Plastic Surgery
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • orthopedic prosthetic infections
  • plastic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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