Should routine methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), or MRSA, screening be in place prior to total ankle arthroplasty (TAA)?

Authors: Jonathan Kaplan, Gaston Slullitel, Valeria Lopez

RECOMMENDATION: Unknown. The role of screening for MRSA and decolonization prior to TAA remains unclear. Further data is needed to support this practice in TAA, which can be costly and logistically diffi cult to implement.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus

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

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