Is there a role for an antibiotic spacer for the treatment of shoulder periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)?

Authors: Mandeep Virk, Iván Encalada, Gerald Williams
RECOMMENDATION: An antibiotic loaded cement spacer may be used as part of a shoulder two-stage exchange arthroplasty for local delivery of high concentration of antibiotics. An antibiotic loaded cement spacer may be used as a defi nitive/permanent treatment option in select cases.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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