Periprosthetic joint infection is one of the most dreaded and complex complications of total joint arthroplasty. Periprosthetic joint infection is now the major cause of failure following total knee arthroplasty1 and the third most common cause of failure following total hip arthroplasty2. It is estimated that the prevalence of periprosthetic joint infection may be on the rise3. A wide variety of pathogens are known to cause periprosthetic joint infection, with the majority of infections being caused by gram-positive bacteria, especially staphylococcal species4,5. The treatment of a confirmed periprosthetic joint infection often includes the need for surgical intervention, and two-stage exchange arthroplasty is the most common mode of surgical treatment in North America. Two-stage exchange arthroplasty relies on removal of all foreign material and insertion of an antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer for the purpose of delivering high doses of antibiotics locally in the interval of time between the resection arthroplasty and subsequent reimplantation.