Should culture samples be taken during arthroscopic treatment of a knee joint infection? If so, how many and from which area in the joint?

Should culture samples be taken during arthroscopic treatment of a knee joint infection? If so, how many and from which area in the joint?

Authors: Arnaldo Hernandez, Roberto Rossi

RECOMMENDATION: Yes, culture samples should be taken during arthroscopic treatment of a knee joint infection. We recommend that at least three culture samples from different sites be taken.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

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

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