Prosthetic Joint Infection

Prosthetic Joint Infection


Consult Orthopedics Aspirate the joint before antibiotics


  • Evidence of MRSA infection elsewhere

  • Nasal colonization with MRSA

  • Recent hospitalization

  • Hemodialysis

  • Injection drug use

  • HIV infection

  • Recent antibiotic use (especially IV in the last 3 months)

  • Sharing sports equipment/contact sports

Additional Information

  • Osmon DR, Berbari EF, Berendt AR, et al. Diagnosis and management of prosthetic joint infection: clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;56(1):e1-e25.

  • The Johns Hopkins University (2020) John Hopkins ABX Guide (1.27) [Mobile App] Retrieved from:

  • Antimicrobial Therapy Inc (2020) The Sanford Guide (4.2) [Mobile App] Retrieved from:

Approved: June 2020