Does bariatric surgery reduce the risk of surgical site infection/periprosthetic joint infection (SSI/PJI) in patients with obesity?

Authors: Mitchell R. Klement, Ngai Nung, Neil Sheth, Suraya Zainul-Abidin, Kae Sian Tay, Ajay Premkumar

RECOMMENDATION: The evidence is inconclusive at present. Thus, preoperative bariatric surgery cannot be routinely recommended.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 85%, Disagree: 7%, Abstain: 8% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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