Does an effort to increase preoperative hemoglobin concentration influence the rate of postoperative surgical site infections/periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs)?

Authors: Riaz Khan, Vasili Karas, Jonathan Coward

RECOMMENDATION: Despite the absence of evidence demonstrating a reduction in SSIs/PJIs with optimization of preoperative hemoglobin, we recommend that all efforts be made to address and optimize anemia preoperatively.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 90%, Disagree: 4%, Abstain: 6% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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