Is debridement, antibiotics and implant retention (DAIR) an emergency procedure for patients with acute periprosthetic joint infection(PJI) or should patient optimization be implemented prior to surgery to enhance the success of this procedure?

Authors: Anna Stefánsdótt ir, Georgios Komnos
RECOMMENDATION: DAIR is not an emergency procedure but should be performed on an urgent basis when the patient with acute PJI is medically and surgically optimized.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 97%, Disagree: 3%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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