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AAOS/ACR/SNMMI/IDSA Diagnosis and Prevention of Periprosthetic Joint Infections

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Published (online): March 11, 2019


This clinical practice guideline is based on a systematic review of published studies regarding the diagnosis and prevention of hip and knee periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) in patients over the age of 18. In addition to providing practice recommendations, this guideline also highlights limitations in the literature and areas that require future research.

The guideline is intended to be used by all qualified and appropriately trained providers and surgeons involved in the management of patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty and in the evaluation of those patients for a possible diagnosis periprosthetic joint infection. It is also intended to serve as an information resource for decision makers and developers of practice guidelines and recommendations.

For recommendations, please see the full guideline on the AAOS site or their OrthoGuidelines tool.

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