Pseudomonas osteomyelitis of the proximal humerus after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair


AYDIN N., Sirin E., Aydemir A. N. , Zengin G.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.48, no.6, pp.685-689, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2014.13.0015
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.685-689

Abstract

A 59-year-old male patient was operated arthroscopically due to a rotator cuff tear. An early postoperative Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection was treated with early arthroscopic debridement and antibiotic therapy. The patient was lost to follow-up and presented to our clinic with Pseudomonas aeruginosa osteomyelitis after two years. Debridement was again performed and antibiotic-impregnated cement beads were filled into the cavity and taken out 6 weeks postoperatively. No findings of infection were observed at the patient's 2nd year follow-up. To our knowledge, this is the first case of Pseudomonas aeruginosa osteomyelitis of the shoulder after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.