Authors: Filipenko Volodymyr, Max Greenky, Martinez Leibnitz
RECOMMENDATION: The direct association between the use of a urinary catheter and a PJI remains controversial. However, as urinary tract infection (UTI) has been associated as a risk factor for PJIs in some studies, we recommend intermittent catheterization for postoperative urinary retention (POUR), or if an indwelling urinary catheter is utilized, removing it within 48 hours of insertion to minimize the risk of a UTI.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 89%, Disagree: 6%, Abstain: 5% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)