Does the use of a modular femoral neck implants during primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) aff ect the risks of subsequent surgical site infections/periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs)?

Authors: Hernan Prieto, Nils P. Hailer, Michael Cross, Mitchell R. Klement

RECOMMENDATION: Modular femoral neck implants are associated with increased revision rates due to hardware failure, metal corrosion and adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR). In patients with failed THA as a result of use of a modular femoral neck, a higher incidence of subsequent SSIs/PJIs is expected.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 72%, Disagree: 21%, Abstain: 7% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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