Pathogenic organisms in hip joint infections

  title={Pathogenic organisms in hip joint infections},
  author={Udo Geipel},
  booktitle={International journal of medical sciences},
  • Udo Geipel
  • Published 2009 in International journal of medical sciences
Infections of the hip joint are usually of bacterial etiology. Only rarely, an infectious arthritis is caused in this localization by viruses or fungi. Native joint infections of the hip are less common than infections after implantation of prosthetic devices. Difficulties in prosthetic joint infections are, (I) a higher age of patients, and, thus an associated presence of other medical risk factors, (II) often long courses of treatment regimes depending on the bacterium and its antibiotic… CONTINUE READING


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