Is there a role for suppressive antibiotics in patients with perioperative joint infection (PJI) of total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) who have undergone surgical treatment?

Author: Selene Parekh

RECOMMENDATION: Culture-directed antibiotic therapy is recommended for patients undergoing surgical treatment of infected TAA. Routine administration of suppressive antibiotics in patients with an ankle prosthesis in place is not warranted; however, in certain clinical circumstances, this may be of benefit.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus

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

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