Infected total knee replacement symposium
Wasim Khan reviews techniques and strategies discussed at a symposium held in Cardiff in March
The Infected Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Symposium took place in the Council Chamber of Cardiff City Hall on 13 March 2015. The symposium was chaired by Rhidian Morgan-Jones (Cardiff) and Fares Haddad (London) and presented an excellent line up of expert speakers. Infected TKRs remain one of the most devastating complications for patients. With the number of primary and revision TKRs increasing, and the greater costs associated with infected TKRs, this issue is likely to remain in the forefront. This symposium looked at various techniques and strategies available to deal with infected TKRs and optimise function.
On the preceding day, a satellite symposium was held in Cardiff Castle and was chaired by Rhidian Morgan-Jones and James Murray (Bristol). There was an afternoon masterclass and this took the form of an interactive session where cases were presented, with an emphasis on debridement. There was also a debate, where various options for reconstruction, fixation and constraint for revision TKRs were discussed. Andrew Porteus (Bristol) discussed stems and augments, Morgan-Jones made a case for…
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