Authors: Heinz Winkler, Oleg Safir, Sergio Rudelli
RECOMMENDATION: No. Allografts are avascular materials that are prone to contamination and may serve as a scaffold for bacterial colonization and biofilm production, similar to a prosthesis or osteosynthetic material. However, it is difficult to establish a causal relationship between the use of an allograft and subsequent infection. Thus, there is no evidence to support the use of extended antibiotic prophylaxis.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 91%, Disagree: 6%, Abstain: 3% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)hk16