Does preoperative urinary tract infection (UTI) (symptomatic and asymptomatic) increase the risk for subsequent surgical site infection/periprosthetic joint infection (SSI/PJI)?

Authors: Kyung-Hoi Koo, Aruna Poojary, Anurag Bari, Satyajeet Bhoite

RECOMMENDATION: Symptomatic UTI must be treated with appropriate antibiotics before proceeding with the surgery. In asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB), treatment should be discontinued as it does not increase the risk of a subsequent SSI/PJI.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Strong

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 96%, Disagree: 2%, Abstain: 2% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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