groups » Musculoskeletal Research » How is septic arthritis treated in your country?

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  • seidgech014 seid getahun July 27, 2016

    Am from Ethiopia, Gondar university hospital.
    Here, we usually treat our patients with 3rd generation cephalosporines for 3-4 weeks.

  • timnunn Tim Nunn Dec. 17, 2016

    We incise and drain abscesses and remove pus. Septic arthritis is surely an abscess in a joint and pus must be drained.

    The exception is TB where I feel antibiotics alone can be effective if given early.

    Too many joints are destroyed because pus is not drained in time. This gives lifelong morbidity.

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