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What sort of problem is an aseptic joint effusion?

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Dr. Thomas Duffy
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Aseptic vs septic

An aseptic effusion can be due to an injury.
If no injury occurs, an effusion can develop due to synovitis(acute inflammation of the joint). Patients with arthritis present with effusions as well when they are having a flair of the arthritis. A septic effusion means that you have an infection in that joint & that needs to be treated with at least an aspiration & antibiotics and possible surgery.

In brief: Aseptic vs septic

An aseptic effusion can be due to an injury.
If no injury occurs, an effusion can develop due to synovitis(acute inflammation of the joint). Patients with arthritis present with effusions as well when they are having a flair of the arthritis. A septic effusion means that you have an infection in that joint & that needs to be treated with at least an aspiration & antibiotics and possible surgery.
Dr. Thomas Duffy
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Could be very bad

Septic joint effusion mean you have infection in the joint with some type of microbes, this could bad for the joint because if you did not treat the joint soon with the proper antibiotic and some time surgery the joint could big damage?

In brief: Could be very bad

Septic joint effusion mean you have infection in the joint with some type of microbes, this could bad for the joint because if you did not treat the joint soon with the proper antibiotic and some time surgery the joint could big damage?
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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