Antibiotic spacer (hip)

Case contributed by Bálint Botz


Prior femoral neck fracture initially managed with internal screw fixation. Reoperation due to postoperative suppuration, vancomycin and gentamicin-releasing antibiotic spacer implantation.

Patient Data

Age: 90 years
Gender: Female

Antibiotic spacer, drain in situ. Small soft tissue locules of gas in line with early postoperative state. 

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