Antibiotic spacer: right shoulder

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

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Describe the right shoulder finding ? what surgery did patient have?

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Describe the right shoulder finding ? what surgery did patient have?

Modality: X-ray

There is a temporary right shoulder antibiotic spacer. Previous right rotator cuff surgery complicated by infection. This surgery done prior to interval shoulder arthroplasty.

There is a left PICC line catheter,

Case Discussion

There is a cement impregnated antibiotic spacer/ This most likely used for infected joint temporarily prior to joint replacement few weeks later.

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Case Information

rID: 27176
Case created: 22nd Jan 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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