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Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2017 Dec;103(8):1217-1220. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2017.09.011. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
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The surgical treatment of septic non-union is challenging and carries a high failure rate. Bone defect management and fracture site stabilisation are key treatment objectives. We report the case of a 75-year-old woman who underwent intercalary endoprosthetic reconstruction of a large tibial defect due to septic non-union after two previous treatment failures. The two-stage procedure... Read more »


Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2016 Feb;102(1):131-4. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2015.08.014. Epub 2016 Jan 7.
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Management of knee bone loss after gunshot trauma requires a multidisciplinary approach. Two cases of knee arthroplasty after devastating ballistic trauma are reported. Treatment comprised several steps: sampling, bone resection, reinforced cement spacer, latent sepsis control, and prosthetic reconstruction. The patients showed no neurovascular disorder and had a functioning extensor mechanism. At follow-up of at... Read more »



Am J Med . 2014 Aug;127(8):786.e7-786.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.03.013. Epub 2014 Mar 22.
Background: The number of hip and knee arthroplasty procedures is steadily increasing as life expectancy increases. Coxiella burnetii may be responsible for culture-negative prosthetic joint arthritis and is associated with antibiotic failure and repeated surgeries. We report the first case series of C. burnetii-related culture-negative prosthetic joint arthritis. Methods: Cases were retrieved from the French... Read more »