Can sub-radical resection arthroplasty (leaving parts of implants in place) be considered during management of patients with chronic periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs)?

Authors: Kyung-Hoi Koo, Jorge Manrique, Adolph Lombardi
RECOMMENDATION: Sub-radical resection arthroplasty (leaving parts of implants in place) may be considered during management of patients with chronic PJIs when a component is proven to be well-fixed and its removal precludes opportunity for future reconstruction.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 68%, Disagree: 29%, Abstain: 3% (Super Majority, Weak Consensus)

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