Is there a role for postoperative antibiotics after performing an irrigation and debridement (I&D) for hematoma complicating a primary or revision shoulder arthroplasty while awaiting culture results?

Authors: Joseph Abboud, Thomas Duquin, Michael Henry
RECOMMENDATION: Antibiotics should be given after performing an I&D for hematoma after shoulder (primary or revision) arthroplasty while awaiting cultures.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 91%, Disagree: 9%, Abstain: 0% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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