Authors: Michiel van de Sande, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Daisuke Inoue
RECOMMENDATION: Unknown. Current literature has advocated the advantages of surface-modified coating (e.g., silver-coated, iodine supported implants). Recently, there have been several low-quality, small-scale studies showing promising results for using surface-modified implants in one-stage exchange arthroplasty to treat infected oncologic endoprosthesis. However, to date there remains unsubstantiated evidence and large-scale, high-level evidence studies are necessitated.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)221