Infected hardware was removed in all patients with PJI; the median period from symptom onset to explantation
was 8.5 months (range <3-16 months).
Only four patients (26.67%) eventually required cochlear explantation
and re-implantation because of SSI.
Finally, the period of time between explantation
and the beginning of measurements as well as temperature fluctuations may have resulted in minor kidney tissue alterations and changes in tissue stiffness.
These positive changes appeared to be maintained at the 6-month followup period with small but insignificant changes in these parameters after explantation
For frankly infected grafts, surgical explantation
with in situ reconstruction, or extra-anatomic bypass for high-risk patients has been shown to be feasible .
X-ray images were taken at 8 weeks after explantation
of the skull, and representative photographs of each group are shown in Figure 6(a).
In case reports and small series, patients experiencing ARF due to antibiotics spacer toxicity required multiple sessions of dialysis and eventually antibiotic spacer explantation
before kidney function was restored .
In the first stage, an irrigation and debridement of the right hip and explantation
of components were performed through an anterior approach.
Other potential causes of catheter fracture include technically difficult implantation or explantation
, forced insertion of catheter, and difficult removal of catheters that are entangled in fibrosis formation around the catheter.
Four patients had a device implanted and released which was then felt to be inadequately seated: in 3 cases the device was successfully removed and replaced with a larger device, whereas 1 patient needed surgical explantation
of the device.
None of our patients required explantation
of multifocal IOL during follow-up.
After adequate time has elapsed for membrane formation, the second stage requires explantation
of the cement spacer while minimizing disturbance to the overlying membrane and flling the residual void with bone graft.