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how likely is the fluid in and around my ankle joint, found via a ct scan, an infection like septic joint?

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Dr. Eric Stansby
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
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 accompanied by a fever.
Answered on May 19, 2013
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Dr. Francisco Oliva
33 years experience Podiatry
Ct vs MRI : Ct will will give good results but an MRI is the gold standard.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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