Is there a minimum number of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) procedures that surgeons should perform annually that qualifi es them as experts in the management of PJIs?

Authors: George Grammatopoulos, Paul M. Courtney, Guillem Bori
RECOMMENDATION: While the optimal number of PJI cases a surgeon needs to perform annually to improve outcomes has not been established in the literature, some data suggests that surgeons that care for more PJI patients will have bett er results than lower volume arthroplasty surgeons. Further studies are needed to identify the minimum number of PJI cases a surgeon should perform to reduce complications and improve outcomes.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 97%, Disagree: 1%, Abstain: 2% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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