Should well-fixed glenoid components be removed during surgical treatment for subacute or chronic shoulder periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)?

Author: Surena Namdari
RECOMMENDATION: Based on the higher rate of reinfection with component retention, we recommend removal of even well-fi xed glenoid components in cases of single-stage revision for suspected subacute/chronic PJI. Certainly, there may be cases (i.e., high-risk surgical patients) where the patient and surgeon may choose to accept the higher failure rate with component retention in order to avoid surgical morbidity introduced by removing well-fi xed components.
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)