J.H.J.M. (Gert) BessemsDepartment of Children’s Orthopaedics, Erasmus MC- Sophia Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Amphia Hospital Breda, The Netherlands
Septicarthritis is an acute infection of the joint that occurs most commonly in young children. The infection is mainly monoarticular, and is frequently localized in the knee and hip joints, while it is less frequent in the
Treatment of bacterial septicarthritis in the native adult hip poses distinct challenges. The yearly incidence is estimated at about 4–10 per 100,000 patients worldwide; however, its real incidence is difficult to quantify.
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Septicarthritis (SA) is an intra-articular infection caused by purulent bacteria that most commonly affects the knee joint (45%), followed by the hip (15%) ( 1 ). SA presents as local redness, swelling, heat, and pain in the
depending on the localisation of infection, such as osteomyelitis, septicarthritis, a combination of both or spondylodiscitis (not discussed here). The source of infection may be haematogenous, secondary to contiguous infection or secondary to direct
João Espregueira-MendesClínica do Dragão, Espregueira-Mendes Sports Centre – FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, Portugal; Dom Henrique Research Centre, Portugal; 3B’s Research Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, University of Minho, Portugal; ICVS/3B’s–PT Government Associate Laboratory, Portugal; Orthopaedics Department of Minho University, Portugal
Knee septicarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is an uncommon but devastating complication, with a reported incidence of 0.14% to 1.7% on the literature.
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Septicarthritis and acute haematogenous osteomyelitis are frequently encountered among otherwise healthy children and adolescents. Misdiagnosis may increase the likelihood of bone and joint complications. The slightest delay in appropriate
Types of hand infections
The most common types of hand infections are bite wounds,
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Post-traumatic arthritis of the knee is the third most common cause of total knee replacement after primary arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The number of operations for post-traumatic conditions has increased only slightly
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