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Did You Know That Bacterial Infections Can Also Cause Arthritis

Aug. 03, 2020

Arthritis is a very common orthopedic disease for us. It is generally due to aging or excessive joint movement that causes severe wear and tear of joints and tissues. In this case, it is generally a chronic disease, and it can be slowly recuperated through conservative treatment. However, there is a relatively special type of arthritis, septic arthritis, which has a rapid onset, which can directly damage the joint function and seriously damage the human body. It urgently needs everyone's attention and attention, but many people are just blind spots for the existence of this disease. Our company provides joint prosthesis materials.


Septic arthritis is a kind of arthritis that is directly infected by purulent bacteria and causes joint destruction and loss of function. It is also called bacterial arthritis or septic arthritis. The common pathogen is Staphylococcus aureus, the blood-borne transmission is the most common route of infection, and a few are direct infections

Clinical manifestations

Most patients with this disease have monoarthritis, the knee joints are mostly involved in adults, the hip joints are mostly involved in children, and the ankles, elbows, wrists, and shoulder joints are the next. Acute suppurative osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and tuberculosis are often needed. There is a difference between arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients often have symptoms of poisoning and rapid onset, chills, and fever throughout the body, and related reactions in multiple parts, such as cold, fever, fatigue, etc.; joints often have redness, fever, and strong pain.

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Treatment principles

Patients who have passed the drug sensitivity test in the early stage will be treated with a large number of antibiotics, in addition to nutritional supplements, fluids and blood transfusions throughout the body; local immobilization and fixation; intra-articular antibiotic therapy; joint incision and drainage surgery; late joint function recovery therapy and joint function deformity correction surgery.

treatment method

The general treatment is to perform fluid and blood transfusion, correct water and electrolyte disorders, and help patients adjust a reasonable diet; use skin traction or plaster pallets to fix the affected limb in the functional position, mainly to relieve the patient’s muscle spasm and relieve pain; physiotherapy, Including ultrasound therapy, etc.; joint drainage, including joint puncture and drainage, arthrotomy and drainage, and arthroscopic lavage. In addition, there are medications (mainly including antibiotics), surgical treatments, and other methods.

The basic understanding of septic arthritis can be carried out through the above aspects. I hope that every reader can pay attention and remain vigilant after understanding. When there are symptoms of discomfort, go to the hospital for examination and treatment as soon as possible to avoid the loss of joint function. This is also an important way to improve the cure rate of the disease. I hope everyone can maintain a healthy body.

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