Recalcitrant septic knee arthritis due to adjacent osteomyelitis in adults.


We asked whether adjacent osteomyelitis with acute septic knee arthritis explained a lack of response to initial management, and whether patient comorbidities predisposed to the nonresponsiveness. From 147 adult patients (151 knees) with septic arthritis, we identified 29 patients (33 knees) who had persistence or recurrence of symptoms after surgical… (More)