Article Text

PDF
The management of septic arthritis

Abstract

Septic arthritis - infection with resulting inflammation within a joint - is an emergency. Not only can it rapidly destroy a joint or irreversibly impair joint function, it may be fatal.1 So although the condition is not common, affecting between 2 and 10 per 100,000 people each year in the UK, it must be recognised and tackled promptly. Here we review the management of septic arthritis, particularly that of bacterial origin.

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.