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What Are The Chances Of Septic Arthritis Coming Back
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
I had septic shock about a month ago ! just wondering what the chances of me now getting septic arthritis as i'm having allot of pain in my elbow?
Septic shock : Recurrence of septic shock after having one depends on what caused the first episode. For example, if the first episode was due to a foreign source that has since been removed, the chance of recurrence is low. Certainly see your doctor soon for any concerns of recurrence as this can be life threatening. Joint pain after an ICU stay is common and this may be something unrelated to infection. ...Read more
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
Chances of recurrence of septic arthritis in sternalclavicular joint. 2 surg to clean and debride and 1 surg removing cartilage 5 months IV antibiotic?
Low likelihood: Sternal clavicular septic arthritis is an unusual form of septic arthritis generally seen in diabetics. It is usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus though Gram negatives can cause this. Given the definitive procedure of washout and cartilage removal was performed, the risk of relapse is low. Work on addressing the risk factors that led this. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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