Kieran Phaeleau Cunneen

Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City, New York, United States

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Publications (1)2.67 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Total femur arthroplasty procedures have previously been used after tumor excision and as a last resort for failed revision arthroplasty. The patient in this case presented with massive loss of femoral bone stock, a periprosthetic fracture, and recurrent Staphylococcus epidermidis infection. A specially designed total femoral spacer impregnated with antibiotics was created for a 2-stage revision procedure that successfully restored functional ability and eradicated the infection. Although 2-stage protocols with spacers have been used to treat persistent infections after hip and knee arthroplasty, this is the first reported instance of the creation of a total femur antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer and subsequent total femoral arthroplasty as a 2-stage protocol at our institution.
    The Journal of arthroplasty 12/2007; 23(5):781-6. DOI:10.1016/j.arth.2007.05.027 · 2.67 Impact Factor

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9 Citations
2.67 Total Impact Points

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  • 2007
    • Weill Cornell Medical College
      • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      New York City, New York, United States