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Any long term effect from septic arthritis?

Any long term effect from septic arthritis?

Untreated ..yes: Untreated septic arthritis can permanently damage the joint, causing permanent disability. That's why we consider such a condition an orthopedic emergency, proper and prompt diagnosis and treatment can lead to a full uncomplicated recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Are three any long term effects related to septic arthritis caused by streptococcus bacteria?

Are three any long term effects related to septic arthritis caused by streptococcus bacteria?

Can be: There can be long-term effects depending on whether there is damage in the joint. The faster the infection removed the better off we are. If the bacteria spreads to orher areas in the body there can be other areas of damage in the body. ...Read more

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I had septic arthritis three years ago and had a thr three months ago. Last weekend i was body slammed onto my replaced hip. I can now barely walk?

I had septic arthritis three years ago and had a thr three months ago. Last weekend i was body slammed onto my replaced hip. I can now barely walk?

Get X-ray ASAP: See your surgeon asap and get an x-ray to rule out a fracture or dislocation of replaced joint. Get on crutches until then. Ice to hip. Modify your activities so the replaced hip will last as long as possible. Given your young age you might need revision surgery in 15-20 years if you continue high impact activity and 25-30 years if you are careful and stick to low impact aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Osteomyelitis n septic arthritis surgery today. What chances of full recovery? Recovery time? How long does it take to clear the infection? Thank you

Osteomyelitis n septic arthritis surgery today. What chances of full recovery? Recovery time? How long does it take to clear the infection? Thank you

Depends: Infection in the joint and bone needs to be removed surgically. Typically one surgery is enough to remove all infected areas and a course of antibiotics for at least 10-14 days after. In many patients this operation needs to be repeated and can take months to heal. Your surgeon will best give you the expected time of healing and recovery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Septic arthritis of knee, staph, cleaned out +5wk flucloxicillin IV finished 2wk ago. Knee ok+no fever,still v tired.How long til I recover (fit33yo)?

Septic arthritis of knee, staph, cleaned out +5wk flucloxicillin IV finished 2wk ago. Knee ok+no fever,still v tired.How long til I recover (fit33yo)?

Everyone's different: It's always hard to say as everyone's body responds/recovers at different rates. If you were very sick when you were first diagnosed and had to go to the ICU, it can sometime take months till those types of patients feel back to normal or close to it. ...Read more

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What is septic arthritis?

Infection of joints: Septic arthritis is infection of joints often caused by bacteria. Diagnosis should be made promptly and treatment started immediatlet. Can be confused with gout. ...Read more

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What causes septic arthritis?

Germs: Infection by viruses, bacteria( such as strep, staph, tb, lyme (borrelia), gonorrhea, syphilis, and funguses. ...Read more

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What are the tests for septic arthritis?

What are the tests for septic arthritis?

Labs/joint aspirate: Septic arthritis is a serious problem since bacteria destroy joint cartilage. If concerned you should seek medical attention (primary care or orthopaedic surgeon). Blood work can be suggestive of a diagnosis. A joint aspirate analyzed by the lab is usually diagnostic. ...Read more

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What is it like to have septic arthritis?

What is it like to have septic arthritis?

Septic joints: A septic joint is almost always very swollen, very painful , red and hot. The exception would be a patient who is immuno-compromised as they could have an infection without such severe symptoms ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Septic Arthritis (Definition)

-an infection confined with in the joint. With no injury that penetrates into the joint the usual way bacteria enters the ...Read more