Salvage Debridement, Antibiotics and Implant Retention (« DAIR ») With Local Injection of a Selected Cocktail of Bacteriophages: Is It an Option for an Elderly Patient With Relapsing Staphylococcus aureus Prosthetic-Joint Infection?

Local injection of a bacteriophages mix during debridement, antibiotics and implant retention ("DAIR") was performed to treat a relapsing Staphylococcus aureus chronic prosthetic joint infection (PJI). This salvage treatment was safe and associated with a clinical success. Scientific evaluation of the potential clinical benefit of bacteriophages as antibiofilm treatment in PJI is now feasible and required.
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