Is periprosthetic fracture a risk for the development of a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)?

Author: Arjun Saxena

RECOMMENDATION: Infection rates from level III and IV evidence studies suggest an increased surgical site infection in patients who undergo re-operation for treatment of periprosthetic fracture of the femur after total hip and knee arthroplasty. There is limited literature available on periprosthetic acetabular and tibial fractures. Further study investigating the outcomes for treatment of periprosthetic fracture is recommended.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

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

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