Should endosprosthesis and/or allograft bone be soaked in antibiotic solution or antiseptic solutions prior to implantation in patients?

Authors: R. Lor Randall, Antonios I. Papadopoulos, John S. Groundland

RESPONSE: Unknown. There is no evidence to suggest that the use of a pre-implantation antibiotic or antiseptic soak of an endoprosthesis or massive allograft would reduce the rate of surgical site infection/periprosthetic joint infection (SSI/PJI).

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus

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

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