Should routine cultures be taken in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA) who had a previous open reduction and internal fi xation (ORIF) of the same joint (e.g., prior acetabular fracture)?

Authors: Paulo Alencar, Olivier Borens, Rui Manuel Vicente Cabral, Jorge Manrique, João Rodolfo Radtke Gonçalves
RECOMMENDATION: Intraoperative cultures should be taken in patients undergoing TJA who have had a prior ORIF of the same joint.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 87%, Disagree: 11%, Abstain: 2% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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