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Flashcards in Septic Arthritis Deck (5)
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1

Px

Acute hot swollen tender jnt
Very restricted movem
Severe pain
Fever, pallor, NV maybe

2

Mx

Aspiration synovial fluid before AB
Surgery ASAP, irrev damage in 24hr
AB 2 weeks IV, 4 wk oral
Normally give fluclox, somet with gent. Clindamycin if pen allergic.
If high risk gram neg then cefuroxime
If risk MRSA then vanco and cephalosporin
If susp gono or meningococcus then ceftriaxone
Aspiration or arhtroscopy as req
NO intra artic steroids if suspect infec

3

Diffs

Inflammatory arthritis
Crystal arth
Haemarthrosis
Trauma
Bursitis
Cellulitis

4

RF

Prosthetic jnt
Steroid injec
Imm comprom
Hx arth or gout
Injury

5

ix

Exam jnt
Obs
Aspiration
Bloods- FBC, UE, ESR, CRP, LFT, culture