Prevention of Periprosthetic Joint Infection: Examining the Recent Guidelines

Noam Shohat, Javad Parvizi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2040-2046
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2017


  • arthroplasty
  • guidelines
  • periprosthetic joint infection
  • prevention
  • surgical site infection


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