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Can cyber knife be used to remove an infection in hip?

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Dr. Mukesh Chugh

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :1997

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Posted on Tue, 12 Aug 2014 in Infections
Question: Can the cyber knife be used to remove an infection in my hip?
Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
cyber knife role in infection is not defined

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Cyberknife as you might be knowing is to deliver precise radiotherapy to cancer cells.It's use leads to (sometime) infection because of cell damage and lower immunity.
So,at present role of cyberknife in infection control for infected hip replacement is not indicated and one has to consider revision arthroplasty to control infection.
Hope this suffice.
Take care
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