Chronic prosthetic joint infections with a draining sinus. Who should receive suppressive antibiotic treatment?

Lensen, Karel-Jan; Escudero-Sanchez, Rosa; Cobo, Javier; Soriano, Alex; Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Marjan

The benefit of suppressive antibiotic treatment in inoperable patients with a chronic periprosthetic joint infection and a sinus tract is unknown. Some physicians prefer to just let the sinus drain, while others prefer antibiotic treatment. In this viewpoint article we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of suppressive antibiotic treatment in this particular patient group.

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Lensen, Karel-Jan / Escudero-Sanchez, Rosa / Cobo, Javier / et al: Chronic prosthetic joint infections with a draining sinus. Who should receive suppressive antibiotic treatment?. 2020. Copernicus Publications.

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