Does the use of surgical drains reduce the effectiveness of antibiotic-impregnated cement spacers?

Authors: Michael J. Petrie, John O’Byrne, Kier Blevins, IanStockley
RECOMMENDATION: The current literature indicates that the use of surgical drains does not reduce the overall eff ectiveness of antibioticimpregnated cement spacers.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 85%, Disagree: 10%, Abstain: 5% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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