Should patients with cellulitis following total joint arthroplasty be treated with antibiotic therapy?

Authors: John O’Byrne, Sean Flynn

RECOMMENDATION: Yes. When periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) has been ruled out, it is reasonable to treat patients presenting with cellulitis with empiric antibiotics.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 94%, Disagree: 4%, Abstain: 2% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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