What is the role of quantitative evaluation (e.g., density of bacteria, cuti (propi) score) of positive cultures from the shoulder?

Authors: María Eugenia Portillo, Andrew Green, Frederick Matsen
RECOMMENDATION: Semi-quantitative and quantitative reporting of bacterial culture results may have clinical utility for the diagnosis of shoulder periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) and may be used to interpret the relevance of positive cultures.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 96%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 4% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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