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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Jul 1|
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