What are the indications for one-stage and two-stage exchange arthroplasty when treating an acute or chronic elbow periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)?

Authors: Thomas Throckmorton, Thomas Duquin
RECOMMENDATION: Two-stage exchange arthroplasty should be considered for patients with chronic elbow PJI. There are no clear indications for one-stage exchange arthroplasty for infected total elbow arthroplasty (TEA), but two-stage exchange is preferred in patients with sinus tract and/or compromised soft tissues around the elbow or those with systemic sepsis.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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