Are prophylactic perioperative antibiotics required for isolated forefoot procedures, such as hammertoes?

Are prophylactic perioperative antibiotics required for isolated forefoot procedures, such as hammertoes?

Authors: Irvin Oh, Kristin Englund

RECOMMENDATION: Though limited clinical data exists, the administration of perioperative antibiotics is not required for isolated forefoot procedures in the absence of any risk factors, such as immunodeficiency or diabetes mellitus.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 67%, Disagree: 25%, Abstain: 8% (Super Majority, Weak Consensus)

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