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What is the treatment for septic arthritis?
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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