Is the use of highly porous tantalum (Ta) associated with reduced risks of surgical site infections/periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs) recurrences in revision total joint arthroplasties?

Authors: Michael J. Petrie, Ian Stockley, Michael Kelly, Javad Parvizi
RECOMMENDATION: There is some evidence to suggest that the use of highly porous Ta is associated with reduced risks of SSIs/PJIs recurrences in patients undergoing revision total joint arthroplasties, particularly for treatment of PJIs.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 51%, Disagree: 36%, Abstain: 13% (Simple Majority, No Consensus)

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