Does the surgical approach (parapatellar vs. subvastus) during primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) aff ect the incidence of subsequent surgical site infections/periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs)?

Authors: Nicholas Giori, Giovanni Balato, Michael Hirschmann

RECOMMENDATION: The incidence of SSIs/PJIs after primary TKA is not infl uenced by the surgical approach (parapatellar vs. subvastus).

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 97%, Disagree: 1%, Abstain: 2% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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