International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2022, Volume 8 Issue 3

Indolent and delayed presentation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of the shoulder joint after arthroscopic Bankart repair and remplissage surgery: A case report

Author(s): Dr. Pramod Kumar Mohan, Dr. Ayyappan V Nair, Dr. Vikas Kuntwad, Dr. Ajit Jangale, Dr. M Praveen Kumar and Dr. Ranjeeta Adhikary
Abstract: 
Case report: 54-year gentleman who underwent arthroscopic Bankart repair with remplissage presented after 1 month with non-purulent swelling of the posterolateral arthroscopic portal site. Blood and MRI studies suggested the presence of infection which was immediately treated with arthroscopic joint lavage, synovectomy and antibiotic monotherapy for 6 weeks. Culture revealed Pseudomonas aeruginosa. At 1 year follow-up, the patient was free of infection with full recovery of shoulder movements.
Conclusion: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a frequent cause of hospital-acquired infection. Indolent and delayed presentation after arthroscopic shoulder surgery is rare. Early detection and treatment on an emergency basis improve the recovery of the patient with preserved shoulder function.
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Dr. Pramod Kumar Mohan, Dr. Ayyappan V Nair, Dr. Vikas Kuntwad, Dr. Ajit Jangale, Dr. M Praveen Kumar, Dr. Ranjeeta Adhikary. Indolent and delayed presentation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of the shoulder joint after arthroscopic Bankart repair and remplissage surgery: A case report. Int J Orthop Sci 2022;8(3):95-99. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2022.v8.i3b.3183
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences