Understanding Infected Hardware

There are many devices that are inserted surgically into patients that help human beings to them function better or to survive. These devices can become infected.

These devices includ pacemakers and internal defibrillators, spinal stimulator (intrathecal infusion pumps for chronic pain), prosthetic joints for the knee,  hips, elbows, shoulders and other joints.  Foreign materials also can become infected including mesh panels, breast implants, plates and screws, wires, pins and permanent suture material.

Dr. Jacobsen has a team of medical specialists that join him in the salvage of these devices that are often much needed for patients.  Typically, when a prosthetic device becomes infected it must be removed and then reimplanted after a period of healing. However, many times these devices are required for survival, pain control or your appearance.  In these cases, the device often times can be salvaged with appropriate surgery and antibiotics.  Dr. Jacobsen’s team has salvaged many of these devices that are critical for patients’ lives.

If the device you have is exposed or chronically infected or positioned poorly, Dr. Jacobsen may be able to help you with this problem.  Contact us today to learn more.

Dr J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!

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Dr J and his staff are committed to providing you with exceptional and compassionate care. On behalf of our entire team, we invite you to request a consultation to talk to Dr J about your goals, expectations and aspirations. We can’t wait to find out how our 20-plus years of experience in cosmetic and functional plastic surgery can help change your life, and make you a happier, healthier person.

Dr. William Jacobsen
Plastic Surgery
2400 East Arizona
​Biltmore Circle, Ste 2450
Phoenix, AZ  85016

Phone: 602-212-0100
Fax: 602.279.1701

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Dr J considers every surgery an opportunity to express his vision with his patients, and believes in natural, beautiful results that leave you feeling confident and beautiful, but most importantly, feeling like yourself. From extremely rare and complex surgical cases, to cosmetic surgery, Dr J has the experience, compassion and understanding to help you achieve your surgical goals.

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