Does simultaneous bilateral hip or knee arthroplasty (SBTHA or SBTKA) increase the risk of subsequent surgical site infections/periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs) compared to unilateral or staged bilateral arthroplasty?

Authors: Carles Amat Mateu, Jiying Chen, Samih Tarabichi

RECOMMENDATION: SBTHA or SBTKA does not increase the risks of SSIs/PJIs compared to unilateral or staged bilateral arthroplasty.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 79%, Disagree: 15%, Abstain: 6% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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