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Doctor insights on: Septic Infection Knee

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Can septic knee joint be cured?

Can septic knee joint be cured?

Yes: An infected joint can be fixed, often with needle drainage, possibly surgery, and antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can a septic shock patient develop osteomyelitis?

Can a septic shock patient develop osteomyelitis?

Yes: But it can go both ways, bacteremia can seed the bone or acute osteomyelitis can cause bacteremia. ...Read more

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Can a spreading infection from an infected knee implant be deadly?

Can a spreading infection from an infected knee implant be deadly?

Yes: If a knee implant gets infected and the infection doesn't respond to antibiotics then they may need to remove the implant so the infection doesn't spread. ...Read more

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What causes septic arthritis?

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 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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Is knee swelling after tkr caused by dislocation or infection?

Is knee swelling after tkr caused by dislocation or infection?

Not necessarily: It depends how long after the surgery... Swelling is usually related to an inflammatory response that could be caused by an infection or a traumatic event, but not always. I need more details to try and determine the cause... ...Read more

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13500 WBC 46% lymps, chronic muscle deep tissue infection, pain in knees. Responded using ciprofloxicin to tr ear infection. Blood culture next?

13500 WBC 46% lymps, chronic muscle deep tissue infection, pain in knees.  Responded using ciprofloxicin to tr ear infection.  Blood culture next?

Knee infection : The best way to rule out knee joint infection is to aspirate the knee joint and examine the fluid for organisms and perform cell count and culture/sensitivity to determine appropriate antibiotics. If you have high fever and chills consistent with generalized illness then blood culture will be necessary. You need to see you doctor who can examine you and decide what to do next good luck. ...Read more

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Can any bacterial infection become septic?

Can any bacterial infection become septic?

Sepsis: Most bacterial infections do not spread into the blood stream, the definition of sepsis. Most simple infection, such as skin infections, or bladder infections do not spread. But lung infections (pneumonia), kidney infections (pyelonephritis), deep skin abcesses, gall bladder infections, appendicitis, all can spread bacterial to the blood stream. Sepsis can be deadly, and needs hospitalization. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a septic hip bursitis?

What are symptoms of a septic hip bursitis?

Pain and motion loss: Inflammation of a hip bursa, whether septic or not results in pain, swelling and decreased motion. With a septic process fever and other constitutional symptoms may also appear. ...Read more

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Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?

Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?

Depends: If your kneecap is popping in and out, this is a problem with the surgery and likely will not cause a meniscus tear. But if your knee itself is subluxating/popping out (rare), this certainly could cause a meniscus tear. ...Read more

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Can you have nerve damage after having septic flexor tendon synovitis?

Can you have nerve damage after having septic flexor tendon synovitis?

After a severe : Case in a finger there may be a feeling of numbness associated simply with swelling and the resudual swelling. However with ischemia and prolonged pressure nerves may be affected though in the absencee of a sharp injury or a crush injury one may expect recovery. Severe forearm cases are different and may be associated with high pressures in the muscular compartments that could lead to more issue. ...Read more

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What causes a septic hip?

What causes a septic hip?

Infection: Usuallythis infection occurs by being spread from a blood infection, . ...Read more

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Can a baker cyst untreated cause a meniscus tear knee injury twisted and stumbled

Can a baker cyst untreated cause a meniscus tear knee injury twisted and stumbled

No: Bakers cyst usually secondary to meniscus tear or arthritis. If you fell (regardless of reason), then you can tear your meniscus. ...Read more

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Does dying from septic shock & kidney failure hurt?

Does dying from septic shock & kidney failure hurt?

Who knows?: Clinical experience shows all dying persons will, as expected, struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty for survival & continuation at the early stage of dying, gradually become less energy & ability to fight on, then lapse into coma, and finally step into eternity. What is the pace of dying? It heavily depends upon the availability of supportive care & widely vary from days to... ...Read more

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Is septic arthritis curable?

Yes, but urgent: Successful treatment requires culture to identify the best antibiotic and emergency irrigation and cleansing of the joint. Usually 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics is required. A delay or inadequate treatment can lead to loss of the joint and bone infection. ...Read more

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