Is there an increased risk for subsequent surgical site infection/periprosthetic joint infection (SSI/PJI) when a drainage tube is used in musculoskeletal tumor surgery?

Authors: Aare Märtson, Oscar Ares, Jacek Markuszewski, Ignacio Moya, Andrea Sallent

RECOMMENDATION: Surgical drains should be used selectively in patients undergoing musculoskeletal tumor surgery. If used, they should be continuously monitored and removed immediately once output has decreased adequately per clinical judgment. There is a potential, yet unproven, link between the use of surgical drains and increased risk of SSI/PJI following orthopaedic procedures involving the use of prostheses.


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