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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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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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What are the chances of septic arthritis recurring?

Depends...: If incompletely treated, it can recur. If adjacent bone is infected it will recur. And if their is a "foreign body" in your joint, it is more likely to recur. This includes artificial joints! ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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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 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

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