Infectious arthritis

What is Infectious arthritis?

Septic arthritis is the purulent invasion of a joint by an infectious agent which produces arthritis. People with artificial joints are more at risk than the general population but have slightly different symptoms, are infected with different organisms and require different treatment. Septic arthritis is considered a medical emergency. If untreated, it may destroy the joint in a period of days. The infection may also spread to other parts of the body.

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I was previously diagnosed with osteoarthritis but I have been hearing click and popping in my knees, elbows, and shoulder joints constantly for 2...

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