Is there a role for obtaining tissue cultures when performing an irrigation and debridement (I&D) for hematoma after shoulder (primary or revision) arthroplasty?

Authors: Joseph Abboud, Thomas Duquin, Michael Henry
RECOMMENDATION: Deep tissue samples should be routinely obtained and sent for culture when performing an I&D for hematoma after shoulder (primary or revision) arthroplasty.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 64%, Disagree: 28%, Abstain: 8% (Super Majority, Weak Consensus)

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