According to published studies, surgeons should consider suppressive antimicrobial therapy after debridement and antibiotics, as well as implant retention, in patients with periprosthetic joints infection. This will maximize the chances of a patient surviving without requiring a reoperation.
Researchers analyzed the outcomes of 115 patients treated with suppressive antibiotics after total hip or leg arthroplasty (debridement and antibiotics, implant retention) from 2015 to 2020. According to the study patients received suppressive anti-biotic therapy for an average duration of 11 month. The outcome measures included demographics of the patient, infection