Do preoperative pneumonia/urinary tract infections (UTIs)/trophic ulcers increase periprosthetic joint infection/surgical site infection (PJI/SSI) risk in femoral neck fracture patients treated by partial/total hip arthroplasty (THA)?

Author: Stephen Kates

RECOMMENDATION: There is a paucity of literature examining whether pneumonia/UTI/trophic ulcers increase SSI/PJI risk for patients with femoral neck fractured treated by hemi- or THA.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 91%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 9% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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