Is there a difference in the treatment outcome for periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) caused by a single organism and a polymicrobial PJI?

Authors: Timothy A. Tan, Igor Shubnyakov
RECOMMENDATION: Polymicrobial PJIs demonstrate inferior treatment outcomes when compared to monomicrobial PJIs. This fi nding is true for both patients treated with irrigation and debridement and two-stage exchange arthroplasty.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 97%, Disagree: 3%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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