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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-47

Ralstonia pickettii infection in total knee arthroplasty: From isolation and identification to revision surgery


1 Department of Knee and Hip Replacement, Chairman Shalby Hospital, Opp. Karnavati Club, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Shalby Hospitals, S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
4 Department of Orthopaedics, Shalby Hospitals, S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sachin Upadhyay
Department of Orthopaedics, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/joas.joas_49_17

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Ralstonia pickettii remains a rare cause of periprosthetic joint infections, may therefore elude diagnosis, and causes a delay in optimal management. We describe our experience with a case of R.pickettii prosthetic knee joint infection to highlight key features in clinical presentation, isolation, identification, and optimal management.


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