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Infections associated with percutaneous osseointegrated titanium implants for limb prostheses


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Title: Infections associated with percutaneous osseointegrated titanium implants for limb prostheses
Authors: Tillander, Jonatan
E-mail: jonatan.tillander@vgregion.se
Issue Date: 26-Oct-2017
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Biomedicine. Department of Infectious Diseases
Parts of work: I. Tillander J, Hagberg K, Hagberg L, Brånemark R. Osseointegrated Titanium Implants for Limb Prostheses Attachments: Infectious Complications. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010. 468: 2781.
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II. Zaborowska, M, Tillander, J, Brånemark, R, Hagberg, L, Thomsen, P, Trobos, M 2016. Biofilm formation and antimicrobial susceptibility of staphylococci and enterococci from osteomyelitis associated with percutaneous orthopaedic implants. J Biomed Mater Res Part B 2016:00B:000–000.
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III. Tillander J, Hagberg K, Berlin Ö, Hagberg L, Brånemark R. Osteomyelitis Risk in Patients with Transfemoral Amputations Treated with Osseointegration Prostheses. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2017.
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IV. Tillander J, Hagberg L, Brånemark R Possible to cure osteomyelitis with retention of osseointegrated femoral implants. Submitted 2017.
Date of Defence: 2017-11-16
Disputation: Torsdagen den 16 november, kl. 9.00, Föreläsningssal Järneken, Kvinnokliniken, Östra Sjukhuset, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: osteomyelitis
osseointegration
percutaneous implant
titanium
amputation
long-term risk
clinical presentation
biofilm
Abstract: Femoral amputation is a devastating event. Percutaneous, bone anchored prosthetic systems reduce problems associated with socket suspended prostheses, but the design is inherently vulnerable to infection. The aims of this thesis were to determine the risk of implant-associated infection, bacterial biofilm properties and the functional impact using this implant treatment regime. Definition of implant related osteomyelitis was based on clinical signs, radiography and positive tissue cultures... more
ISBN: 978-91-629-0262-9 (PRINT)
978-91-629-0263-6 (PDF)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/52864
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