How many debridement, antibiotics and implant retention (DAIR) procedure(s) are acceptable in management of patients with acute periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) of a primary arthroplasty before removal of components needs to be performed?

Authors: Fabio Catani, Lazaros Poultsides, Henry Flores, Andrea Giorgini, Georgios K. Triantafyllopoulos, Arjun Saxena
RECOMMENDATION: After one failed DAIR procedure, strong consideration should be given to removal of components.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 86%, Disagree: 13%, Abstain: 1% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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