Revision of infected knee arthroplasty.
Sixteen infected knee arthroplasties were revised and followed for 5 (1- 10) years. There were nine recurrences of infections, but in one of these a second revision was successfully carried out. The remaining seven revisions resulted in only four functioning prostheses. The results were poor for hinged and stabilized prostheses for which arthrodesis, after eradication of the infection, is recommended. Infected compartmental prostheses with good bone stock could be treated with a two-stage procedure using tricompartmental revision prostheses.