Orthopedic Infections

Orthopedic Infectious Disease
Orthopedic infections are an increasing medical dilemma. Because the population is living longer than in the past, more and more patients are undergoing joint replacements. Within the next 10 years the total number of knee and hip transplants are estimated to escalate from 600,000 to 4 million.

With about 5% of prosthetic placements resulting in infection, the number of orthopedic infections is expected to increase dramatically.

Musculoskeletal infections are among the most difficult to treat and require the attention of an infectious disease specialist. Luckily, Dr. Serge Lartchenko has a history of treating the most complicated infectious disease cases. Our combination of intravenous treatments, antibiotic combination therapy and expert diagnosis make Texas Infectious Disease Institute an premier choice for treatment of difficult infections.

 

How Can Texas Infectious Disease Institute Help?

At Texas Infectious Disease Institute, Dr. Serge Lartchenko proudly partners with DFW orthopedic, vascular, plastic and spine surgeons to care for these patients with bone, joint, prosthetic and spinal infections. The North Dallas orthopedic community trusts Dr. Lartchenko with even their most perplexing cases due to his extensive expertise in the diagnosis, management and prevention of orthopedic implant infections and osteomyelitis (bone infection).

He and his team of skilled nurse practitioners offer patients excellent care in our on-site, outpatient Infusion Suite. The Texas Infectious Disease Institute team offers you individual attention through a personalized antibiotic therapy plan to help fight your orthopedic infection(s). This individualized care is why Dr. Larchenko is an expert in treating cases with outside complications, such as immunocompromised patients and patients with diabetes. Dr. Lartchenko’s long-term supervision of patients’ treatment helps avoid infection recurrence and prevents amputation and/or invasive removal of prosthetic hardware.

Dr. Serge Lartchenko and Texas Infectious Disease Institute are devoted to improving outcomes of patients with orthopedic infections. Schedule an appointment now.

 

Bone Infections (Osteomyelitis)
Bone infections are one of the most challenging infections to treat. They are deep within the body, spread quickly and often result in amputation. Expert guidance is often the only thing standing between osteomyelitis and the need for amputation. Once a bone infection develops, patients must seek an infectious disease specialist for a cure.

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Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections (SSI)
Patients who undergo an orthopedic surgery can develop an infection in or around their surgical site. This is known as a surgical site infection (SSI) and can be due to a number of factors. Once the infection becomes untreatable by obvious methods, surgeons will partner with Dr. Serge Lartchenko to devise a plan for treatment.

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Infections Due to Hip and Knee Replacements
The hips and knees are prone to overuse and the effects of aging. Patients who are experiencing chronic pain and/or immobility often opt to have their weakened joint replaced with a prosthetic. This type of invasive surgery can sometimes lead to a complicated infection around the replaced joint. When this occurs, patients’ surgeons will partner with Dr. Serge Lartchenko for his infection treatment expertise.

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Infections Due to Spinal Surgery
Postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) is a frequent complication of invasive spine procedures. Due to the delicate, complex nature and potential for long-term effects of an infection in the spine, it is especially important for spine surgeons to involve an infectious disease specialist like Serge Lartchenko, MD of Texas Infectious Disease Institute.

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