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what are the symptoms for septic joint ankle?

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Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
20 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: Pain, redness and swelling are the most common symptoms.
Answered on Dec 9, 2012
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Dr. Francisco Oliva
33 years experience Podiatry
Pain and swelling : A septic joint is a serious condition which may require more than antibiotics. It may require drainage since there is a limited circulation to this area. See a podiatrist as soon as possible.
Answered on Dec 9, 2012
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Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Septic ankle: Symptoms of pain, erythema, swelling, painful motion indicate you need to see orthopedic surgeon asap for surgical debridement.
Answered on Dec 9, 2012
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Pain, redness ...: Swelling and often fever or chills. Gout can look like a septic joint but without fever or chills. A complete history and physical exam as well as a an analysis of joint fluid can make the correct diagnosis.
Answered on Dec 9, 2012

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Dr. John Michalski
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Septic joint: Generally, 1 or more surgical debridements with several weeks of IV antibiotics.
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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
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Joint effusion: It may be infectious or noninfectious. An arthrocentesis should be performed and the aspirated fluid analyzed.
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Dr. John Michalski
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Septic joint: Usually a splint to allow assessment of skin & soft tissue quality.
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Dr. Eric Stansby
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Depends: Fluid around the ankle joint is probably caused by trauma to the joint. A septic joint will be red, swollen, hot to touch, very painful, and possibly ... Read More
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