Does the type of bearing surface infl uence the incidence of surgical site infections/ periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs) after total hip arthroplasty (THA)?

Authors: Richard Trebše, Sumon Nandi

RECOMMENDATION: There is a higher incidence of PJIs with metal-on-metal (MoM) THA; however, there is no difference in risk of PJIs among other bearing surfaces.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Strong

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 84%, Disagree: 10%, Abstain: 6% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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