Arthroscopic debridement of the knee for septic arthritis.

  title={Arthroscopic debridement of the knee for septic arthritis.},
  author={M R Ivey and Reatha Clark},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Sixteen knees with hematogenous septic arthritis in 12 adult patients were treated by arthroscopic decompression, debridement, and irrigation with motorized instruments plus suction drainage. Infectious disease consultants supervised the administration of intravenous antibiotics, and range-of-motion exercises were instituted when the drains were removed 48 hours after surgery. Patients were protected from bearing weight for six weeks. There were no treatment complications, and no patient… CONTINUE READING


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