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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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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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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Can somebody plz tell me the symptoms of septic arthritis?

Can somebody plz tell me the symptoms of septic arthritis?

Septic arthritis: Hi Andrew: Septic arthritis, or infection of a joint is a medical emergency. Joint infection comes on rapidly with intense pain, joint swelling, inability to move the affected joint / limb and fever/ chills. If there is suspicion of infection, joint fluid must be aspirated and tested for bacteria (and also things like gout crystals). I hope this note is not for you! Nisha ...Read more

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Why is my knee, 3 weeks after surgery for Septic Arthritis, hurt now more then ever? I believe the muscle spasms are causing the pain, but idk. Help!

Why is my knee, 3 weeks after surgery for Septic Arthritis, hurt now more then ever? I believe the muscle spasms are causing the pain, but idk. Help!

Septic arthritis: Healing from either septic arthritis or knee surgery often is slow; this doesn't sound abnormal. Septic arthritis also risks cartilage or bone damage that can be permanently painful. However, persisting or recurrent infection is always possible, especially if there is increasing redness or swelling, so don't take chances. Follow up ASAP with the doctor(s) treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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What are the early symptoms of septic arthritis?

What are the early symptoms of septic arthritis?

Pain and swelling: The symptoms of septic arthritis include pain, swelling, and warmth. Inflammatory conditions like gout or pseudo gout can present similarly. The diagnosis is best made by aspiration of the knee (removal of fluid from the knee) and analysis of the fluid to rule out infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Septic arthritis?

What is the definition or description of: Septic arthritis?

It means there is-: -an infection confined with in the joint. With no injury that penetrates into the joint the usual way bacteria enters the joint is blood bourn. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had septic arthritis?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has  had septic arthritis?

Long term: Long term issues are potential recurrent infection , degenerative arthritis and chronic synovitis. All of which could lead to further care either medical or surgical. ...Read more

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How is gout different than septic arthritis?

How is gout different than septic arthritis?

Gout: Gout is a form of arthritis, however septic arthritis is not really an arthritic process, it is caused by an infection and must be treated immediately by a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the chances of septic arthritis coming back?

What are the chances of septic arthritis coming back?

It's always possible: Bacteria can remain dormant for years so its always a possibility. If you've had it in the past, at the first signs of possible return, get to your doctor that day. ...Read more

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What is it like to have septic arthritis after having knee surgery?

What is it like to have septic arthritis after having knee surgery?

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. ...Read more

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My son has septic arthritis plus rhuematic fever and the doctors are confused. How should this be treated?

Rheumatic fever: Can cause migratory poly arthritis but is is possible that a septic joint due to group a strep perhaps may occur as well. ...Read more

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What is.The.Prognosis for a esrd patient with diabetes, and septic arthritis, pneumonia and went into cardiac arrest?

What is.The.Prognosis for a esrd patient with diabetes, and septic arthritis, pneumonia and went into cardiac arrest?

Difficult to manage: The description given puts this person in a very critical situation. What is described appears to have overwhelming infection that is overwhelming the body's ability to sustain itself. There is hope if the patient did not damage the brain when the heart stopped and the infection can be eradicated. Even if this person should recover, the long term prognosis would be poor for good quality of life. ...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 septic arthritis and how can it be treated?

Infected joint: Septic means infection. A septic joiint is an infected joint. The treatment is to treat the infection and save the joint. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of septic arthritis returning?

What is the likelihood of septic arthritis returning?

Low, but possible!: If properly treated, sometimes needing debridement as well as antibiotic therapy, it is likely you would be cured. In some instances debritis inside the joint "hides" bacteria from the antibiotics and it returns. This usually happens fairly quickly. With time passage, the chance of recurrence is quite low! ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more