Diagnosis and management of prosthetic joint infection: clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Jan;56(1):e1-e25. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis803. Epub 2012 Dec 6.


These guidelines are intended for use by infectious disease specialists, orthopedists, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with prosthetic joint infection (PJI). They include evidence-based and opinion-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients with PJI treated with debridement and retention of the prosthesis, resection arthroplasty with or without subsequent staged reimplantation, 1-stage reimplantation, and amputation.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Debridement
  • Humans
  • Joint Prosthesis / microbiology*
  • Joint Prosthesis / standards*
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / diagnosis*
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / drug therapy
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / surgery
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / therapy*
  • United States


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents