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Arthritis due to staphylococcal sepsis.
Symptoms of Septic Arthritis
The following features are indicative of Septic Arthritis:
intense joint pain
joint redness and swelling
inability to move the area with the infected joint
It is possible that Septic Arthritis shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Septic Arthritis
The following are the most common causes of Septic Arthritis:
Risk Factors for Septic Arthritis
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Septic Arthritis:
existing joint problems
taking medications for rheumatoid arthritis
weak immune system
Prevention of Septic Arthritis
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Septic Arthritis. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
use cool compresses
do regular exercise
Occurrence of Septic Arthritis
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Septic Arthritis cases seen each year worldwide:
Not common between 50K - 500K cases
Common Age Group
Septic Arthritis can occur at any age.
Septic Arthritis can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Septic Arthritis
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Septic Arthritis:
Joint fluid analysis: To find out what organism is causing the infection
Blood test: To diagnose signs of blood infection
X-ray: X-ray of the affected joint can assess damage to the joint
Complications of Septic Arthritis if untreated
Yes, Septic Arthritis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Septic Arthritis is left untreated:
permanent joint damage
Procedures for Treatment of Septic Arthritis
The following procedures are used to treat Septic Arthritis:
Surgery: To drain the infected joint fluid
Medicines for Septic Arthritis
Below is the list of medicines used for Septic Arthritis:
Advil Liqui Gels
Nurofen Children Cold Pain Fever (UK)
Boots Aspirin Dispersible (UK)
Boots Aspirin (UK)
Micropirin P (UK)
8-Hour Bayer (USA)
Bayer Extra Strength Aspirin For Migraine Pain (USA)
Self-care for Septic Arthritis
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Septic Arthritis:
Do regular exercise: Maintains strength, flexibility and improves the posture
Using cool compresses: Help to reduce pain
Time for Treatment of Septic Arthritis
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Septic Arthritis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 1 - 4 weeks
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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