What is the optimal (type, dose and route of administration) antibiotic treatment for patients with infected total ankle arthroplasty (TAA)?

Authors: John M. Embil, Joseph T. O’Neil

RECOMMENDATION: Though literature specific to TAA is lacking, based on recommendations for the management of hip and knee arthroplasties, the choice of antibiotic should be made based on the identification and sensitivities of the infecting organism(s). Dosing, frequency and route of administration of antibiotics may be determined in consultation with an infectious disease specialist and by taking into account the patient’s weight and comorbidities, such as renal impairment and the antibiogram.


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