Is There a Role for Suppressive Antibiotics in Patients With Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI) of Total Ankle Arthroplasty (TAA) Who Have Undergone Surgical Treatment?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

RECOMMENDATION: Culture-directed antibiotic therapy is recommended for patients undergoing operative treatment of infected total ankle arthroplasty (TAA). Routine administration of suppressive antibiotics in patients with an ankle prosthesis in place is not warranted; however, in certain clinical circumstances, this may be of benefit. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus. DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Parekh, S

Published Date

  • July 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 1_suppl

Start / End Page

  • 48S -

PubMed ID

  • 31322965

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-7876

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1071100719861093


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States