[Acute joint infection--diagnosis and treatment].

  title={[Acute joint infection--diagnosis and treatment].},
  author={J{\"o}rg Jerosch},
  journal={Der Orthopade},
  volume={33 11},
          1309-18; quiz 1319-20
The acute joint infection is a rare condition; the delayed diagnosis may lead to significant joint destruction. Diagnostic tools are the c-reactive protein and joint aspiration. Today arthroscopic treatment options are suitable tools for the treatment of such conditions. Arthroscopic lavage and debridement with additional systemic antibiotic treatment proofed to be very effective in an infected joint. If there are continuous signs of infection even with antibiotic treatment, rearthroscopy… CONTINUE READING