Is there a role for sonication of implants retrieved during explantation?

Authors: Matt hew Abdel, Brian A. Klatt , Shaoqi Tian, C.G. Salib
RECOMMENDATION: Several studies have demonstrated that sonication of explanted orthopaedic prostheses is a viable method for detecting pathogens, particularly in the sett ing of culture-negative infections.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 88%, Disagree: 8%, Abstain: 4% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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