Do bacteria form biofilm on the surface of cement spacer in a similar fashion to a metallic implant?

Authors: Dustin Williams, Kenneth Urish

RESPONSE: Yes. While the vast majority of studies have been in vitro, there is clinical evidence that majority of bacteria are able to form biofilm on the surface of cement spacer.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Strong

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

PRE-MEETING RATIONALE

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