Should the serum white blood cell (WBC) count be taken into account prior to endoprosthetic reconstruction in patients who have undergone recent chemotherapy?

Authors: Michiel van de Sande, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Diasuke Inoue, John Strony

RECOMMENDATION: The association between chemotherapy and infection following endoprosthetic reconstruction remains controversial. However, in a multifactorial decision making process, there may be some benefit in accounting for the serum WBC count prior to endoprosthetic reconstruction.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

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

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