Authors: Martin Clauss, Oscar Ares, Max Greenky
RECOMMENDATION: There is a small yet real risk of hematogenous spread of oral pathogens to patients undergoing arthroplasty. Patients with poor oral hygiene undergoing arthroplasty are at increased risk of subsequent SSI/PJI. Therefore, patients with oral disease and poor dentition should be identified and optimized prior to elective arthroplasty.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 92%, Disagree: 5%, Abstain: 3% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)