Antibiotic spacer (right shoulder)

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

Status-post right rotator cuff surgery, followed by infection.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

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

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

There is a left PICC line catheter.

Case Discussion

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

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 27176
Published: 22nd Jan 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.