Joint sepsis

What is Joint sepsis?

A joint becomes infected and is known as joint sepsis. A septic joint is characterized by being red, hot, swollen and very painful. The most common organism involved with joint sepsis is Staphylococcus Aureus.Joint sepsis may occur by direct implantation of bacteria into the bone from outside the body and also by spreading from an already-existing infection spread from an adjacent bone or tissue.

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