Authors: Julio César Palacio Villegas, Peter Kay, Hamidreza Yazdi
RECOMMENDATION: Cleaning, re-sterilization and reuse of dropped prostheses or implants is not permitted in most hospitals and should not be performed. Only in extremely rare circumstances, such as the use of a custom implant, a dropped prosthesis may be decontaminated and sterilized.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 90%, Disagree: 8%, Abstain: 2% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)hk37