Do you agree with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) algorithm for the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs)?

Authors: Timothy L. Tan, Javad Parvizi, Craig J. Della Valle, Noam Shohat
RECOMMENDATION: Yes. However, since the introduction of the AAOS algorithm for diagnosis of PJIs, numerous new tests and diagnostic modalities have become available. The proposed evidence-based and validated algorithm includes the guidelines from AAOS and the 2013 International Consensus Meeting (ICM) on PJIs. A stepwise algorithm fi rst using serological markers followed by more specifi c and invasive tests continues to be recommended.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 73%, Disagree: 23%, Abstain: 4% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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