Is there a role for single-stage exchange arthroplasty for patients with infected oncologic endoprosthesis?

Authors: Michelle Ghert, Roberto Velez, Johnathan R. Lex, Andrea Sallent, Philip Linke

RECOMMENDATION: In principle, despite the lack of sufficient evidence, single-stage exchange arthroplasty can be performed in patients with infected oncologic endoprosthesis if the general requirements to perform a single-stage procedure are fulfilled. However, a single-stage revision without removing the anchorage components is not recommended, since better infection control can be achieved when prostheses were removed rather than salvaged.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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