Authors: Javad Mortazavi, Erik Hansen
RECOMMENDATION: Intraoperative purulence should not be considered a definitive sign of a PJI. The definition of purulence is subjective and is neither a sensitive, nor specific, diagnostic marker of a PJI. A validated, objective definition for purulence due to infection is required to set purulence as a diagnostic criterion for PJIs.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 75%, Disagree: 22%, Abstain: 3% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)hk45