Bone Grafts and Bone Graft Substitutes in Infected Arthroplasty

  • Martin ClaussEmail author
  • Thomas Ilchmann


Prosthetic joint infections are associated with various degrees of bone loss. Different procedures and materials are available to fill bone defects in this setting. This chapter overviews the indications for use of bone and bone substitutes in two- and one-stage procedures, their benefits, and disadvantages. Differences in bone defect treatment in septic and aseptic revisions are discussed as well.


Bone grafts Bone graft substitutes Revision surgery Infection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryKantonsspital Basel land LiestalLiestalSwitzerland

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