Hip Pelvis.  2022 Dec;34(4):255-261. 10.5371/hp.2022.34.4.255.

Periprosthetic Hip Joint Infection with Flavonifractor plautii: A Literature Review and Case Report

  • 1Department of Orthopaedics, Ryde Hospital, Eastwood, NSW, Australia
  • 2Department of Orthopaedics, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, NSW, Australia


The purpose of this case report and review of the literature is to provide documentation on periprosthetic hip joint infection with Flavonifractor plautii (formerly known as Eubacterium plautii), a strictly anaerobic bacterium, and to report on a successful pathway for management including staged surgical revisions and extended antibiotic therapy. A systematic review of the literature was conducted, which identified this case as only the fifth documented case of human infection with this organism; as a result, conduct of further research is warranted, based on the paucity of reports in the literature addressing anaerobic periprosthetic joint infection.


Hip joint; Prosthesis-related infections; Anaerobic bacteria; Clostridium; Total hip arthroplasty
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