Infection following total shoulder arthroplasty, although uncommon, can be a devastating complication. The established incidence ranges from 0% to 3.9% . Patients commonly present with pain; many show radiographic evidence of loosening. Unlike management of total knee and hip arthroplasty, management of these infections has limited description in the literature. Treatment options include: suppressive antibiotics, combined joint debridement and antibiotic therapy, resection arthroplasty, primary exchange arthroplasty, and two-stage reimplantation .
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