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Marrow oedema and stress reaction on MRI septic arthritis also so doc dx osteomyelitis Is that consistent with dx Can surgery work? Amputation a risk?

Yes, Yes, Yes. A septic joint ruins the cartilage in 2-4 days so usually washed out surgically 2 or 3 times or at least washed out with aspiration and irrigation by needle. And the osteomyelitis is treated early with antibiotics, or late with surgery once the bone dies. If my finger or knee was horribly infected, I might consider amputation. Read more...

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...

How is gout different than septic arthritis?

Gout is a disease. Caused by an elevation of uric acid in the bloodstream resulting in an acute arthritic attack. Septic arthritis is a much more serious problem, an infection within a joint. Read more...
Gout urate inflammat. Gout is due to inflammations from urate crystals in the joint. Septic arthritis is due to an infection in the joint. Gout is not an infection. Read more...
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...

What is the treatment for septic arthritis?

See below. The treatment for a septic joint is usually IV antibiotics as well as drainage of the knee infection and sometimes a treatment called lavage to clean out the infection in the joint. Read more...

What is the treatment for septic arthritis?

Antibiotics, surgery. Treatment is to cure the infection. This is that with antibiotics. Surgical drainage may also be needed. This can be by needle aspiration recurrent draining, arthroscopic drainage or opening an infected joint and removing the infection. Read more...