Surgical Treatment of Septic Arthritis Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 11, 2020
  • Author: Gabriel Munoz, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
  • Print
Questions & Answers

Overview

What is septic arthritis?

What is the pathophysiology of septic arthritis?

When is surgery indicated for the treatment of septic arthritis?

What are the indications for the surgical treatment of septic arthritis of the hip?

What are the indications for the surgical treatment of septic arthritis of the knee?

What are the indications for the surgical treatment of septic arthritis of the shoulder?

What are the indications for the surgical treatment of septic arthritis of the elbow?

What are the indications for the surgical treatment of septic arthritis of the wrist?

What is the efficacy of surgery for septic arthritis of the wrist?

What are the contraindications for the surgical treatment of septic arthritis?

What is the prognosis of septic arthritis?

Periprocedural Care

What is the role of lab tests in the preoperative workup of septic arthritis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the preoperative workup of septic arthritis?

What is the role of needle aspiration in the preoperative workup of septic arthritis?

Technique

Which surgical interventions are performed in the treatment of septic arthritis?

How is the hip joint drained in the treatment of septic arthritis?

How is the knee drained in the treatment of septic arthritis?

How is the ankle drained in the treatment of septic arthritis?

How is the shoulder drained in the treatment of septic arthritis?

How is lateral drainage of the elbow performed in the treatment of septic arthritis?

How is posterior drainage of the elbow performed in the treatment of septic arthritis?

How is lateral drainage of the wrist performed in the treatment of septic arthritis?

How is medial drainage of the wrist performed in the treatment of septic arthritis?

How is dorsal drainage of the wrist performed in the treatment of septic arthritis?

What is included in postoperative care following drainage in septic arthritis?

What is included in postoperative care following knee drainage in septic arthritis?

What is included in postoperative care following ankle drainage in septic arthritis?

What is included in postoperative care following shoulder drainage in septic arthritis?

What are the possible complications of the surgical treatment of septic arthritis?