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Sequelae of Septic Arthritis of The Hip
Septic arthritis of the hip may result in a spectrum of pathologic
changes on one or both sides of the joint. Although the etiology
is most often pyogenic, similar clinical and radiographic findings may be seen with granulomatous infection (tuberculosis).
The findings depend upon the severity of the infection, whether
treatment was provided during the acute stages, and whether
there is a coexisting osteomyelitis of the proximal femur. Treatment is based upon the prescence or abscence of clinical infection, the degree of residual deformity, the patientâ€™s symptoms,
and often on cultural variables. Recommendations must be individualized, and the indications and techniques for reconstructive surgery remain controversial.
David A. Spiegel, M.D.
J. Norgrove Penny, M.D.
Ashok K. Banskota, M.D.
Om P. Shrestha, M.D. Global HELP Publication 2007
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Spiegel et al
Institution: Global HELP
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Added: Wed Jun 10 2009