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2023 Jan 28

J Arthroplasty

A Permanent Articulating Spacer versus Two-Stage Exchange for Chronic PJI: A Propensity-Score Matched Study.


Belay ES, Wixted CM, Kim BI, Wellman SS, Jiranek WA, Bolognesi MP, Seyler TM
J Arthroplasty. 2023 Jan 28.
PMID: 36720418.


Although two-stage revision has been proposed as gold standard for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) treatment, limited evidence exists for the role of articulating spacers as definitive management. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes and costs associated with articulating spacers (1.5-stage) and a matched 2-stage cohort.