Difficult-to-Detect Low-Grade Infections Responsible for Poor Outcomes in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Luis Grau, Meredith Alane Gunder, Michaela Schneiderbauer

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In this article, we present the case of a patient with a stiff, painful knee after total knee arthroplasty, and with erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein level, and synovial fluid analysis within normal limits. Open biopsy for cultures showed Propionibacterium acnes prosthetic joint infection, which was successfully treated with 2-stage revision and intravenous antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E148-E153
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2017


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