This study highlighted low rates of positive AFB/fungal cultures in our foot and ankle surgery department and demonstrated that routine use of such cultures poses substantial costs to the hospital.
El-Zein ZS, Diamond S, Bohr M, Baker EA, Fleischer MM, Gehrke C, Fortin PT, Vaupel Z. The Routine Use and Cost Analysis of Acid-Fast Bacilli and Fungal Cultures in Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Retrospective Study. Poster presented at: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2021 Annual Meeting. 2021 Aug 29- Sep 3; San Diego, CA.