Is there a role for synovial cytokines in the diagnosis of shoulder periprosthetic (PJI)?

Authors: Luis E. Cortes Jiménez, Vani Sabesan, Gerald Williams
RECOMMENDATION: While not yet widely available, evaluation of cytokine levels in synovial fluid shows promise in clarifying the probability of shoulder PJI. See Questions 2 and 5 (Section 1.2. Prevention: Intraoperative) for discussion of specifi c cytokine evaluations.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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