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The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 102-B, Issue 6 Supple A | Pages 3 - 9
1 Jun 2020
Yang J Parvizi J Hansen EN Culvern CN Segreti JC Tan T Hartman CW Sporer SM Della Valle CJ


The aim of this study was to determine if a three-month course of microorganism-directed oral antibiotics reduces the rate of failure due to further infection following two-stage revision for chronic prosthetic joint infection (PJI) of the hip and knee.


A total of 185 patients undergoing a two-stage revision in seven different centres were prospectively enrolled. Of these patients, 93 were randomized to receive microorganism-directed oral antibiotics for three months following reimplantation; 88 were randomized to receive no antibiotics, and four were withdrawn before randomization. Of the 181 randomized patients, 28 were lost to follow-up, six died before two years follow-up, and five with culture negative infections were excluded. The remaining 142 patients were followed for a mean of 3.3 years (2.0 to 7.6) with failure due to a further infection as the primary endpoint. Patients who were treated with antibiotics were also assessed for their adherence to the medication regime and for side effects to antibiotics.

The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 100-B, Issue 7 | Pages 909 - 914
1 Jul 2018
Sheth NP Melnic CM Brown N Sporer SM Paprosky WG


The aim of this study was to examine the results of the acetabular distraction technique in achieving implantation of a stable construct, obtaining biological fixation, and producing healing of chronic pelvic discontinuity at revision total hip arthroplasty.

Patients and Methods

We identified 32 patients treated between 2006 and 2013 who underwent acetabular revision for a chronic pelvic discontinuity using acetabular distraction, and who were radiographically evaluated at a mean of 62 months (25 to 160). Of these patients, 28 (87.5%) were female. The mean age at the time of revision was 67 years (44 to 86). The patients represented a continuous series drawn from two institutions that adhered to an identical operative technique.

The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 96-B, Issue 11_Supple_A | Pages 73 - 77
1 Nov 2014
Brown NM Hellman M Haughom BH Shah RP Sporer SM Paprosky WG

A pelvic discontinuity occurs when the superior and inferior parts of the hemi-pelvis are no longer connected, which is difficult to manage when associated with a failed total hip replacement. Chronic pelvic discontinuity is found in 0.9% to 2.1% of hip revision cases with risk factors including severe pelvic bone loss, female gender, prior pelvic radiation and rheumatoid arthritis. Common treatment options include: pelvic plating with allograft, cage reconstruction, custom triflange implants, and porous tantalum implants with modular augments. The optimal technique is dependent upon the degree of the discontinuity, the amount of available bone stock and the likelihood of achieving stable healing between the two segments. A method of treating pelvic discontinuity using porous tantalum components with a distraction technique that achieves both initial stability and subsequent long-term biological fixation is described.

Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2014;96-B(11 Suppl A):73–7.