Is there a benefit for the engagement of a multidisciplinary team for the management of patients with periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs)?

Authors: Kordo Saeed, Chun Hoi Yan
RECOMMENDATION: The treatment of PJIs takes a multidisciplinary approach, with interactions between the orthopaedic surgeon, anesthesiologist, infectious disease specialist, medical microbiologist, plastic surgeon and ancillary service teams. It is demonstrated that
centers with experience in the treatment of PJIs, or those adopting standardized protocols, have improved outcomes with lower complications. Until further research demonstrates otherwise, patients with PJIs should be cared for in centers that use a multidisciplinary approach and have experience in the management of PJIs.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 98%, Disagree: 1%, Abstain: 1% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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