Does the use of soft tissue attachment meshes increase the risk for subsequent periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) in patients undergoing oncologic endoprosthetic reconstruction?

Authors: Aare Märtson, Irene Kalbian

RECOMMENDATION: The current literature indicates that there is no increased risk of PJI in this patient population with the use of soft tissue attachment meshes. However, there are few studies directly comparing the use of mesh vs. not using mesh in comparable tumors/surgical locations, so further comprehensive study on the topic is necessary to say with reasonable certainty that there is no connection.


DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)