PROSTALAC implantation for two-stage eradication of infected shoulder arthroplasty

Darren J. Friedman, Nata Parnes, John C. Dunn, Laurence D. Higgins, Jon J.P. Warner

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Infection in the setting of shoulder arthroplasty is a devastating complication. Eradication of the infection is paramount to clinical success in most patients. This often involves removal of the primary arthroplasty and placement of an antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer for a period of time. Once infection has cleared, reimplantation may be attempted. We describe in detail our technique of prosthesis with antibiotic-loaded acrylic cement formation and implantation for the proximal humerus. Clinical results are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-125
Number of pages12
JournalTechniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Infection
  • Shoulder arthroplasty


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