Should surgeons make an eff ort to remove cement that has extruded into the pelvis or at diffi cult anatomical positions in patients with periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs)?

Authors: Berend Willem Schreurs, Rudolf Poolman, Martijn Kuijpers, Ewout S. Veltman, Dirk Jan Moojen
RECOMMENDATION: The orthopaedic surgeon should carefully consider whether the potential benefi ts of cement extraction from the pelvis or difficult anatomical positions outweigh the potential risks of persistence of infection.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 85%, Disagree: 9%, Abstain: 6% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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