Any Bone/Joint Infection with Hardware in Place

Diagnosis Common Pathogens Drug(s) of First Choice Alternative Drug(s) Comments Expected Duration
Any bone/joint infection with hardware in place

S. aureus

Coagulase-negative staphylococci

Streptococcus spp.

Enterococcus

Gram-positive rods

Enterobacteriaceae (rarely)

If patient is stable, withhold antibiotics until cultures are taken

Call ID for treatment assistance

    ID consultation recommended