Does extended oral antibiotic prophylaxis following reimplantation reduce the risk of future failure? If so, what type of antibiotic should be administered and for how long?

Authors: Viktor Janz, Craig J. Della Valle, Linda I. Suleiman
RECOMMENDATION: Possibly. There is emerging evidence that administration of three months of oral antibiotics directed towards the original infecting organism following reimplantation reduces the risk of early failure secondary to periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs).
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 76%, Disagree: 18%, Abstain: 6% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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