Authors: Ramón Barredo, Roberto Rossi, Nirav K. Patel
RECOMMENDATION: We recommend that joints with remote or recent history of infection be aspirated and the synovial fluid analyzed for the presence of infection. The affected joint should not exhibit any clinical signs of infection such as erythema, swelling, warmth and others at the time of planned reconstruction.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)118