Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains one of the major complica- tions that can ensue following total joint arthroplasty, with an incidence of 1% to 2% at 2 years post- operatively for both total hip and knee arthroplasty1,2 and up to 7% after revision surgery.3 Although the incidence of infection appears to be small, the total number of joint arthroplasties being performed is increasing,4 which likely will lead to a greater number of infected patients.