What are the predictors of treatment failure in patients who have undergone two-stage exchange for infected total ankle arthroplasty (TAA)?

Author: Elizabeth McDonald

RECOMMENDATION: Predictors for treatment failure in patients undergoing two-stage exchange for infected TAA include compromised soft tissues (e.g., sinus tract, exposed hardware, etc.), significant bone involvement/osteomyelitis and insufficient timing of antibiotic course before reimplantation.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

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

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