Is there a role for irrigation and debridement with implant retention when treating acute elbow periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)? Should modular implant parts be exchanged?

Authors: Mark Cohen, Robert N. Hotchkiss
RECOMMENDATION: Surgical debridement, antibiotic and implant retention (DAIR) is a viable option for management of acute elbow PJI. Modular implant exchange should be considered.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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