Which patients should be considered for administration of long-term suppressive oral antibiotic instead of surgical treatment in patients with chronic periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs)?

Author: Eric Senneville
RECOMMENDATION: Long-term suppressive oral antibiotics instead of surgical treatment may be considered for patients who are not candidates for surgery, when surgery is not expected to improve the functional outcome for a patient, and for patients who refuse surgery.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 95%, Disagree: 4%, Abstain: 1% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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