Does a patient with a colostomy have an increased risk for surgical site infection/periprosthetic joint infection (SSI/PJI)?

Authors: Marcelo Lizarraga Ferrand, Georgios Komnos, Sarango Jorge, Gino Naneti, Eias Luis, Miguel Egoavil

RECOMMENDATION: There is currently no evidence in the literature to determine if a patient with a colostomy is at an increased risk for SSI/PJIs following an arthroplasty procedure. However, it is our recommendation to ensure that the patient has a leak-free and clean colostomy in place to prevent soiling.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 94%, Disagree: 4%, Abstain: 2% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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