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what is the treatment for septic knee joint?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Treat like abcess: It have to be drained and treated by intravenous antibiotic.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Septic knee: Best treatment for an infected knee joint is arthroscopic clean-out. Cultures of the joint fluid used to id the specific bacteria, which guides antibiotic treatment. Intravenous antibiotics needed for usually 6 weeks. If patient medically too sick for anesthesia, may treat with serial aspirations and antibiotics too.

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Can septic knee joint be cured?

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Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: An infected joint can be fixed, often with needle drainage, possibly surgery, and antibiotics.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: septic knee joint?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Knee Infection: Anacute form of arthritis characterized by bacterial inflammation of a joint caused by the spread of bacteria through the bloodstream from an infection elsewhere in the body or by contamination of a joint during trauma or surgery. The joint is stiff, painful, tender, warm, and swollen.

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