What determines the type and dose of antibiotic that is needed to be added to the cement spacer in patients with infected total ankle arthroplasty (TAA)?

Authors: Rachel Shakked, Ferdinando Da Rin de Lorenzo

RECOMMENDATION: We recommend tailoring the antibiotic in cement spacers to the infecting organism if it has been identified, as is typically done in total knee and hip arthroplasty. Otherwise, broad-spectrum antibiotics may be utilized. Medical comorbidities
should always be considered, especially with regard to renal function and allergy profile. A thermostable antibiotic should be added to cement.


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