Surgical Timing
In the absence of reliable evidence, it is the opinion of the work group that irrigation and debridement are the cornerstones of successful management of surgical site infections and timely management is crucial, especially in the setting of orthopaedic implants.

Rationale

Risks/Harms
The work group acknowledges the inherent risks of any surgery.

Future Research
Future higher quality research is necessary to explore the relationship between infection and surgical management especially regarding the optimal timing for successful outcome.


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