In patients with multiple arthroplasties in place who have developed a periprosthetic infection (PJI) of one joint, should other joints be investigated for PJIs also?

Authors: Georgios Komnos, Akos Zahar, Thorsten Gehrke, Matt hias Wolf
RECOMMENDATION: We recommend that when a patient develops a PJI in one joint, the other total joint arthroplasties (TJAs) should be examined clinically and if suspicion for PJI remains, or the patient is immunocompromised, then other joints should be aspirated.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 92%, Disagree: 6%, Abstain: 2% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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