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Periprosthetic hip and knee infections: comparison of etiology, perioperative management and costs.

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Summary of "Periprosthetic hip and knee infections: comparison of etiology, perioperative management and costs."

We compared two series of patients treated at our Hospital for periprosthetic hip and knee infections (PHI; PKI), in order to evaluate etiology, perioperative management (duration of spacer, antibiotic therapy, quality of life during the treatment), length of hospital stay, and costs.

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Name: European review for medical and pharmacological sciences
ISSN: 2284-0729
Pages: 217-223

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