J Bone Jt Infect 2017; 2(3):163-166. doi:10.7150/jbji.19574

Short Research Communication

Case Report - Infection of Total Knee Arthroplasty Treated with One-Stage Surgery and Linezolid

Adriana Macedo Dell'Aquila1✉, Cesar Janovsky2, Moises Cohen3

1. Department of Medicine/ Infectious Diseases Physician and Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology - Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil;
2. Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology/ Orthopedist - Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil;
3. Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology/ Professor of Orthopedics - Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

Staphylococcus spp meticillin resistant infection can be treated with Linezolid. This is a case report of an orthopaedic implant infection in a 60 year-old male treated orally with Linezolid and Rifampicin for three months after one-stage arthroplasty. This is possible provided that platelet count is closely monitored throughout the course of treatment.

Keywords: Arthroplasty, Infection, Linezolid.

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Dell'Aquila AM, Janovsky C, Cohen M. Case Report - Infection of Total Knee Arthroplasty Treated with One-Stage Surgery and Linezolid. J Bone Jt Infect 2017; 2(3):163-166. doi:10.7150/jbji.19574. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v02p0163.htm