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Septic arthritis

Peter Calder

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.011005

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Septic arthritis

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Painful swollen joint with significant limitation in movement

Systemic symptoms, fever, and malaise

Antibiotics following blood cultures, joint aspiration

Wash out and joint splintage in position of function

Low threshold to repeat washout if symptoms do not resolve.

Chapter.  780 words. 

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Medical Microbiology and Virology

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