How should infected bilateral hip or knee arthroplasties be managed?

Authors: Paul M. Courtney, Thanainit Chotanaphuti, Sébastien Lustig
RECOMMENDATION: The optimal surgical treatment for infected bilateral hip or knee arthroplasties is unknown. While revising the components likely provides improved outcomes over limited debridement with component retention, data does not preferentially support either a
single-stage or two-stage exchange revision arthroplasty
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 83%, Disagree: 11%, Abstain: 6% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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