Is there a link between opioid consumption and an increased risk for surgical site infection/periprosthetic joint infection (SSI/PJI)?

Authors: Efrain Diaz-Borjon, Navin Fernando, Kerri Bell, Ruben Alejandro Morales Maldonado

RECOMMENDATION: Yes. The utilization of opioids prior to surgery has been associated with an increased risk of developing SSIs/PJIs.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 71%, Disagree: 17%, Abstain: 12% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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