Septic Arthritis of the Hip in Children.

  title={Septic Arthritis of the Hip in Children.},
  author={Sucato and Schwend and Gillespie},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={5 5},
Recent advances in the management of septic arthritis of the hip in children include a better understanding of the effects of infection on articular cartilage; improvements in diagnostic tests, including erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein analysis, and ultrasonography; and more efficacious home intravenous and oral antibiotic therapy. Early diagnosis is essential to successful treatment. Needle aspiration is the most specific diagnostic test; however, false-negative results are… CONTINUE READING

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