Authors: Saravanan Sankaranarayanan Arumugam, Elie Ghanem, Gwo-Chin Lee, Segei Oshkukov, Viktor Voloshin, Kyle H. Cichos
RECOMMENDATION: Yes. A prior septic arthritis in a joint does predispose the same joint to subsequent PJI after arthroplasty. In the absence of concrete evidence, we recommend that arthroplasty be delayed at least until completion of antibiotic treatment and resolution of clinical signs of infection, but no earlier than three months from the inciting event.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 87%, Disagree: 9%, Abstain: 4% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)hk05