What is the optimal antibiotic(s) dosage to be used in cement during reimplantation that does not significantly interfere with the mechanical strength of cement used for fixation?

Authors: Andrew Porteous, Matt hew W. Squire, Justin Geriner

RECOMMENDATION: The mechanical strength of most cement is maintained if ≤5% (w/w) of antibiotics is added (equating to 2 grams in a 40 gram packet).

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 92%, Disagree: 3%, Abstain: 5% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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