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Any long term effect from septic arthritis?
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Several.
If the diagnosis is delayed by two weeks, structural damage will occur to the joint.
To get septic arthritis, one must have another site infected, spreading to the joint with blood flow. Only other ways are from a contiguous infection (bone, skin, etc.) or direct penetration of the joint. Early DX and effective antibiotic rx is most important!

In brief: Several.
If the diagnosis is delayed by two weeks, structural damage will occur to the joint.
To get septic arthritis, one must have another site infected, spreading to the joint with blood flow. Only other ways are from a contiguous infection (bone, skin, etc.) or direct penetration of the joint. Early DX and effective antibiotic rx is most important!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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