Treatment of septic arthritis: comparison of needle aspiration and surgery as initial modes of joint drainage.

@article{Goldenberg1975TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of septic arthritis: comparison of needle aspiration and surgery as initial modes of joint drainage.},
  author={Don L. Goldenberg and Kenneth D. Brandt and Alan S. Cohen and Edgar S. Cathcart},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1975},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={83-90}
}
Surgery and needle aspiraton have been evaluated as initial modes of drainage in 59 patients with acute septic arthritis. Full recovery was noted in 42% treated surgically at the outset. On the other hand, 67% of those treated by needle aspiration recovered without sequelae, despite the greater prevalence in this group of adverse host factor-eg, serious underlying illness, concommitant extraarticular infection, prior arthritis in the infected joint, and recent antibiotic or immunosuppressive… CONTINUE READING

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