What are the indications for one-stage versus two-stage exchange arthroplasty in management of the infected total ankle arthroplasty (TAA)?

Authors: Kent Ellington, Thomas B. Bemenderfer

RECOMMENDATION: Two-stage exchange arthroplasty is recommended in the majority of cases following infected TAA. One-stage arthroplasty is only indicated in a limited patient population with acute infection, preoperatively identified low-virulence organisms and low risk patient factors.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 92%, Disagree: 8%, Abstain: 0% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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