Does routine use of a new set of surgical instruments and equipment following debridement and before reimplantation reduce the risk of surgical site infections/ periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs) recurrences? Is it necessary to change all surgical fi elds before the fi nal reimplantation in septic revision surgery?

Authors: Marie-Jacque Reisener, Adrian van der Rijt, Jorge Manrique

RECOMMENDATION: The change of the surgical fi eld following debridement of an infected joint leads to a reduction in the bioburden and stands to improve outcome of surgical intervention and should be considered.


DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 90%, Disagree: 7%, Abstain: 3% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)