Most common age: toddler and school age (2 to 6 years)
Predominant sex: male (2:1 female)
Fever (occurs within the first few days of illness in 75% of patients)
Pain: worsening, does not wax and wane
Inability to bear ...
Immobilization of extremity
Should be initiated immediately after blood and fluid cultures obtained
Follow-up with orthopedic surgery
Physical therapy and rehabilitation services may be useful.
When to expect improvement:
Symptoms typically improv...
Farrow L. A systemic review and meta-analysis regarding the use of corticosteroids in septic arthritis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015;16:241. [View Abstract on OvidInsights]
711.00 Pyogenic arthritis, site unspecified
711.05 Pyogenic arthritis, pelvic region and thigh
711.06 Pyogenic arthritis, lower leg
711.07 Pyogenic arthritis, ankle and foot
Q: What is the optimal management of the child with suspected septic arthritis of the hip?
A: Aspiration of the hip joint is indicated. If purulent fluid is found or analysis of the fluid is suspic...
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