Should duration and the type of antibiotic prophylaxis be altered in patients with a prior periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)?

Authors: Pablo S. Corona, Matt eo Carlo Ferrari, Akos Zahar

RECOMMENDATION: Antibiotic prophylaxis should be tailored in patients with prior PJIs who are undergoing another subsequent elective primary or revision joint arthroplasty. Antibiotic prophylaxis should cover the initial causative organism(s) as well as the most common pathogens that can cause PJI with either single or dual antibiotics.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 93%, Disagree: 6%, Abstain: 1% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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