What is the definition of a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) of the knee and the hip? Can the same criteria be used for both joints?

Authors: Noam Shohat, Thomas Bauer, Martin Butt aro, Nicolaas Budhiparama, James Cashman, Craig J. Della Valle,
Lorenzo Drago, Thorsten Gehrke, Luiz S. Marcelino Gomes, Karan Goswami, Nils P. Hailer, Seung Beom Han,
Carlos Higuera, Yutaka Inaba, Jean-Yves Jenny, Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, Mel Lee, Adolfo Llinás,
Alex Mclaren, Konstantinos Malizos, Michael A. Mont, Rhidian Morgan Jones, Javad Parvizi, Patricia Peel,
Salvador Rivero-Boschert, Carlo Romano, John Segreti, Alex Soriano, Ricardo Sousa, Mark Spanghel,
Timothy L. Tan, Rashid Tikilov, Ibrahim Tuncay, Heinz Winkler, Eivind Witso, Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker,
Simon Young, Xianlong Zhang, Yixin Zhou, Wer Zimmerli

RECOMMENDATION: See Figure 1, Proposed 2018 International Consensus Meeting (ICM) criteria for PJI.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 68%, Disagree: 28%, Abstain: 4% (Super Majority, Weak Consensus)

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