What are the indications and contraindications for irrigation and debridement and retention of prosthesis (DAIR) in patients with infected total ankle arthroplasty (TAA)?

Authors: Ett ore Vulcano, Jimmy J. Chan, Amin Mohamadi, Samantha Walsh

RECOMMENDATION: DAIR with polyethylene exchange may be indicated in early postoperative infection (< four weeks) or acute hematogenous infection (< four weeks of symptoms) in patients with infected TAA, although recurrent infection has been seen. Sufficient clinical evidence is lacking.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus

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

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