Arthrotomy versus arthroscopy in the treatment of septic arthritis of the knee in adults: a randomized clinical trial

@article{Peres2015ArthrotomyVA,
  title={Arthrotomy versus arthroscopy in the treatment of septic arthritis of the knee in adults: a randomized clinical trial},
  author={Luciano Rodrigo Peres and Raphael Oliveira Marchitto and Gustavo Souza Pereira and Fabio Seiti Yoshino and Miguel de Castro Fernandes and Marcelo Hide Matsumoto},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={3155-3162}
}
To evaluate the efficacy of treatment and functional recovery of patients diagnosed with septic arthritis of the knee submitted to two surgical techniques: conventional arthrotomy and arthroscopic approach for debridement. In this prospective clinical study, all adult patients diagnosed with knee pyoarthritis in a 15-month period at a philanthropic hospital in Brazil were randomized into two groups: one group submitted to arthrotomy and the other to arthroscopy. The protocols of antibiotic… CONTINUE READING
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