Authors: John J. Callaghan, Matthew Austin, Matthew Kheir, Nicholas A. Bedard, David E. DeMik, Max Greenky
RECOMMENDATION: Yes. Current tobacco use appears to increase the risk of SSI/PJI in patients undergoing orthopaedic procedures.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 94%, Disagree: 3%, Abstain: 3% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)