Does the type of fi xation of an arthroplasty component infl uence the incidence of subsequent surgical site infections/periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs)?

Authors: Mel Lee, Philip Mitchell, Craig A. Aboltins, Chen-Ta Wu, David Turner

RECOMMENDATION: There is no diff erence in the rates of SSIs/PJIs after total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) based on fixation of the prosthesis.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 93%, Disagree: 5%, Abstain: 2% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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