Is there a role for preoperative joint aspiration in the evaluation of the painful elbow arthroplasty for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)?

Authors: Ilya Voloshin, Theodore Blaine
RECOMMENDATION: Preoperative joint aspiration can play a role in the evaluation of the painful total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) suspected for infection.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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