Professional Athletes are at Higher Risk of Septic Arthritis after ACL Reconstruction

Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, MD, Adnan Saithna, MD, Felipe Galvão Abreu, MD, Florent Franck, MD, Guilherme Venturi de Abreu, MD, Thais D. Vieira, MD, Matthew Daggett, DO, MBA, Charles Pioger, MD

American Journal of Sports Medicine | August 2019

An Analysis of 4421 Consecutive Patients Including 265 Elite Athletes From the SANTI Study Group

Professional athletes are at greater risk of septic arthritis after ACL reconstruction than nonprofessional athletes. The results of previous studies may have been conflicting owing to underpowering. The current study confirms the elevated risk by using a large clinical series and pooled data analysis to avoid the limitations of previous studies.

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