How should a patient with a symptomatic preoperative urinary tract infection (UTI) be managed prior to undergoing elective joint arthroplasty?

Authors: Young-Kyun Lee, Bülent Atilla, Andrew Battenberg

RECOMMENDATION: Preoperative symptomatic UTIs should be treated/eradicated with appropriate antibiotics prior to elective total joint arthroplasty (TJA).

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 97%, Disagree:2%, Abstain: 1% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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