Published online Jul 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.218
Revised: March 14, 2014
Accepted: April 11, 2014
Published online: July 18, 2014
Core tip: Infections after total hip arthroplasty are a hazardous complication. Prosthesis retention is though to be possible in case of early infections, whereas several treatment modalities might be applied. The ideal treatment procedure is still unknown. The present work reviews the current literature about how successfully periprosthetic hip joint can be managed by debridement and prosthesis retentiond and treid to shed some light onto this difficult topic.