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Infected Total Joints

One of the most devastating occurrences in total knee and hip replacements are when infections occur. Studies show infections occur in one to two percent of primary (first time) joint replacements and three to seven percent of revision surgeries. An increased risk of infections is noticed in patients who are diabetic, smokers, rheumatoid, and morbidly obese patients. If a joint infection is not treated properly it will result in a very long hospital stay, considerable pain and disability, and many times amputation. Orthopedic oncologists have the training and experience to treat eradicate these infections. Unfortunately, many doctors are willing to try and treat these patients which have led to an increase in failed treatments and complex infections. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommends joint infections are best treated by trained, experienced surgeons and centers with expertise dealing with these problems. For over 25 years the Dallas Limb Restoration Center has treated thousands of complex infections with the highest levels of saving patients infected joints in the Dallas Fort Worth area. We treat patients from all over the country and are a major referral center for these problems.

There are a number of approaches that can be used to save your knee or hip when its infected. Many physicians attempt to treat these problems by implementing what is taught in courses and publications. Most orthopedic surgeons can remove an infected knee or hip, but few are trained or have the extensive experience at putting it back in the right way. Countless studies published by the AAOS state that patient receive better outcomes from technically skilled surgeons who specialize in bone and joint infections then those who do not have this advanced training. There are only a few infection experts in Dallas Fort-Worth, Dr Buch is an infected joint expert with over 25 years of experience. He has given numerous lectures about complex joint infections all over the world.

Dr. Buch and his partner work closely with a multi disciplinary team including infectious diseases doctors and reconstructive teams to salvage the worst infections imaginable. Many of these patients are referred to our center as failed attempts by other physicians to save a joint infection. These patients are the most compromised and complex infections. Orthopedic publications show many of these type of infections end in amputation, but a high percentage are able to be saved because of the skill of our surgical teams.

Five recommendations to consider when facing a joint infection:

  1. If you choose to have treatment by your current doctor or stay in your area make sure the surgeon is fellowship trained in complex joint revisions and has extensive experience treating infected joints.
  2. Make sure the hospital you choose has the appropriate support staff to handle joint infections. Many smaller hospitals do not have experience with joint infections, infectious disease experts and plastic-reconstructive surgeons are required to treat these problems.
  3. Ask for second opinion, it is your leg we are working to save.
  4. Visit the AAOS website to learn more about joint infections and the physicians who should be treating these conditions.
  5. Studies clearly illustrate and recommend being treated by a center who specializes in joint infections and revisions.