Authors: Usama H. Saleh, Neil Sheth, Radwan G. Metwaly, Matthew 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)hk02