Is there a role for sonication of retrieved implants from an elbow in the diagnosis of a possible periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)?

Authors: Michael McKee, Graham King
RECOMMENDATION: At present, there is no evidence to support the routine use of sonication of removed elbow implants to improve the diagnostic accuracy or yield of cultures in the diagnosis of elbow PJI.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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