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

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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.
Answered on May 17, 2013
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Treat like abcess: It have to be drained and treated by intravenous antibiotic.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Absolutely: It can be a complication of any surgical procedure.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: It is characterized often by major pain, swelling and fever. The diagnosis is confirmed by cultures especially from fluid aspirated from the knee.

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