The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 32, Issue 7, 2040 - 2046

Prevention of Periprosthetic Joint Infection: Examining the Recent Guidelines

Shohat, Noam et al.
Hip Knee

Background

The global rise in infectious disease has led the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization to release new guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infection.

Methods

In this article, we summarize current recommendations based on level of evidence, review unresolved and unaddressed issues, and supplement them with new literature.

Results

Although the guidelines discuss major issues in reducing surgical site infection, many questions remain unanswered.

Conclusion

These guidelines will hopefully help in setting a standard of care based on best evidence available and focus investigators on areas where evidence is lacking.


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