How should acute reinfection of an oncologic endoprosthesis be treated?

Authors: João Paulo Fonseca de Freitas, Faiz Shivji, Scot A. Brown, Diogo Moura, Isabel Ferreira, Michael J. Petrie, John Strony

RECOMMENDATION: Acute reinfections in patients with oncologic endoprostheses demand treatment by surgical methods because the long-term administration of antibiotics alone is not sufficient. The most appropriate treatment modality for acute re-infection is debridement, antibiotics and implant retention (DAIR) with exchange of components.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus

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

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