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Is is possible for arthritis to be caused by an injury that caused a bacterial infection?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If there was an infection in a joint, you can develop septic arthritis.

In brief: Yes

If there was an infection in a joint, you can develop septic arthritis.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Steven Rosner
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

Bacteria can enter the bloodstream and settle in a joint causing "septic arthritis".
..This is a medical emergency and requires joint fluid drainage for testing and intravenous antibiotics. Left undiagnosed and untreated the infection will destroy the joint. Common bacterial causes include gonorrhea, staph, and strep.

In brief: Yes

Bacteria can enter the bloodstream and settle in a joint causing "septic arthritis".
..This is a medical emergency and requires joint fluid drainage for testing and intravenous antibiotics. Left undiagnosed and untreated the infection will destroy the joint. Common bacterial causes include gonorrhea, staph, and strep.
Dr. Steven Rosner
Dr. Steven Rosner
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1 comment
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Most bacterial (septic) arthritis is caused by blood born infection rather than an injury.
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