Is the diagnosis of post-traumatic arthritis associated with increased risks of subsequent surgical site infections/periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs) after joint arthroplasty?

Authors: Usama H. Saleh, Neil Sheth, Radwan G. Metwaly, Matt hew Sloan

RECOMMENDATION: Yes. Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) for patients with post-traumatic arthritis of the hip or knee carries higher risks of developing SSIs/PJIs. The incidence is markedly higher in patients with previous surgeries and retained implants.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

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

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