What is the likelihood of septic arthritis returning?

Low, but possible! If properly treated, sometimes needing debridement as well as antibiotic therapy, it is likely you would be cured. In some instances debritis inside the joint "hides" bacteria from the antibiotics and it returns. This usually happens fairly quickly. With time passage, the chance of recurrence is quite low!

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What is septic arthritis and how can it be treated?

Infected joint. Septic means infection. A septic joiint is an infected joint. The treatment is to treat the infection and save the joint. Read more...