A female asked:
how likely is the fluid in and around my ankle joint, found via a ct scan, an infection like septic joint?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Eric Stansby answered
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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