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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.

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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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!

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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.

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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!

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Chances of recurrence of septic arthritis in sternalclavicular joint. 2 surg to clean and debride and 1 surg removing cartilage 5 months IV antibiotic?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What causes septic arthritis?

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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