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.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)141