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.