Is there a role for synovial fluid white blood cell (WBC) count and differential in the diagnosis of shoulder periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)?

Author: Luis E. Cortes Jiménez
RECOMMENDATION: There may be a role, but synovial fluid cell count and diff erential currently lacks diagnostic thresholds from shoulderspecific literature.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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