Management of intractable hip infection after resectional arthroplasty using a vastus lateralis muscle flap and secondary total hip arthroplasty

Shyh Jou Shieh, I. Ming Jou

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Abstract

A chronically infected joint can never be considered cured by a prosthetic arthroplasty, because bacteria may remain quiescent for years before symptoms are produced. The long-term functional result of secondary prosthetic replacement following muscle flap transposition for a recalcitrant infected hip wound has rarely been reported. We successfully managed two cases of intractable hip infection using a pedicled vastus lateralis muscle transfer as an interim procedure and then a secondary total hip arthroplasty to restore hip function. We believe that the aforementioned treatments are helpful for this difficult problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-207
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume120
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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