Does the use of personal protection suits (space suits) infl uence the rate of surgical site infections/periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs) in patients undergoing joint arthroplasty?

Authors: Mark Spangehl, Xianlong Zhang, Simon W. Young

RECOMMENDATION: In the absence of strong evidence, we believe the use of personal protection suits does not reduce the rate of subsequent SSIs/PJIs in patients undergoing joint arthroplasty.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 87%, Disagree: 11%, Abstain: 2% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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