AUTHORS: Hao Shen, Peter Thomas, Qiaojie Wang
RECOMMENDATION: The presence of active skin infections, either in the proximity or distant to the surgical site, can potentially increase the risk of SSIs/PJIs in patients undergoing elective TJA. Therefore, surgery should be delayed until these lesions are treated and/or resolved. Placing surgical incisions through eczematous or psoriatic lesions should be avoided as well, whenever possible.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 95%, Disagree: 3%, Abstain: 2% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)