John Charnley pp 153-167 | Cite as

Clean Air Against Infection 1960–1982

  • William Waugh


The consequences of deep infection around a joint replacement are disastrous and likely to involve the patient in months of treatment; in the past, the outcome was always removal of the components (and cement), although now the prosthesis can be removed and exchanged for a new one. This, however, is not an easy solution because infection will have been associated with loosening and destruction of the neighbouring bone so that the second operation is arduous, and takes very much longer than a routine arthroplasty.


Family Firm Deep Infection Neighbouring Bone Fine Cotton Material Major Orthopaedic Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Waugh
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NottinghamWadenhoe, Nr Oundle, PeterboroughUK
  2. 2.Harlow Wood Orthopaedic HospitalWadenhoe, Nr Oundle, PeterboroughUK

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