Is there a role for resection shoulder arthroplasty in the management of subacute or chronic periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)?

Authors: José M. Mora, Simon Lambert
RECOMMENDATION: The available literature does not support specifi c indications for resection arthroplasty for subacute or chronic shoulder PJI with suffi cient quality information to provide guidance. Resection arthroplasty is an acceptable salvage treatment to eradicate shoulder PJI when revision to a defi nitive implant is considered too risky due to patient medical co-morbidities or technical complexity.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 95%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 5% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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