Enterococcal Prosthetic Joint Infection Treated With Prosthesis Retention: A Case Report

Corinne Lahoud, Souheil Hallit, Firas El-Masri, Matta Matta, Rabih Hallit

Abstract


Periprosthetic joint infection may occur after prosthetic joint replacement. Treatment usually requires removal of the prosthesis in addition to systemic antibiotics. We report a case of enterococcal prosthetic knee infection that was treated with arthroscopic lavage and intravenous antibiotics (ampicillin 2 g every 4 h for 6 weeks and gentamicin 80 mg every 8 h for 2 weeks) with retention of the prosthesis. Upon discharge, the patient was placed on oral amoxicillin 1g twice daily for a duration of 2 years. The patient now has been off antibiotics for 3 years, and is showing no signs of recurrence of his infection on his last follow-up.




J Med Cases. 2018;9(7):218-220
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3089w

Keywords


Prosthetic joint; Infection; Enterococcus

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