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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duvuru Geetha
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Infection of joints: Septic arthritis is infection of joints often caused by bacteria. Diagnosis should be made promptly and treatment started immediatlet. Can be confused ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
51 years experience Rheumatology
Germs: Infection by viruses, bacteria( such as strep, staph, tb, lyme (borrelia), gonorrhea, syphilis, and funguses.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gideon jacobus Louw
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Surgery: The best way to treat this condition is drainage in a theatre followed by antibiotics
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Leland
31 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Labs/joint aspirate: Septic arthritis is a serious problem since bacteria destroy joint cartilage. If concerned you should seek medical attention (primary care or orthopae ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Septic joints: A septic joint is almost always very swollen, very painful , red and hot. The exception would be a patient who is immuno-compromised as they could hav ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Several.: If the diagnosis is delayed by two weeks, structural damage will occur to the joint. To get septic arthritis, one must have another site infected, spr ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain and swelling: The symptoms of septic arthritis include pain, swelling, and warmth. Inflammatory conditions like gout or pseudo gout can present similarly. The dia ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Depends...: If incompletely treated, it can recur. If adjacent bone is infected it will recur. And if their is a "foreign body" in your joint, it is more likely ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Infected joint: Septic means infection. A septic joiint is an infected joint. The treatment is to treat the infection and save the joint.
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