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Is it possible for shoulder fluid to get infected?

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Dr. James Flanagan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Shoulder infection

It is possible for any joint to become infected.
Septic arthritis can occur from hematogenous(blood stream) or lymphatic spread or from penetrating injuries or injections.

In brief: Shoulder infection

It is possible for any joint to become infected.
Septic arthritis can occur from hematogenous(blood stream) or lymphatic spread or from penetrating injuries or injections.
Dr. James Flanagan
Dr. James Flanagan
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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes

It is possible but typically rare.
However, if there is any concern for an infection (redness, warmth, fevers, chills, drainage, swelling), you should seek immediate medical evaluation.

In brief: Yes

It is possible but typically rare.
However, if there is any concern for an infection (redness, warmth, fevers, chills, drainage, swelling), you should seek immediate medical evaluation.
Dr. Vishal Shah
Dr. Vishal Shah
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