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Septic Arthritisof the Pediatric Hip Wheeless

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Description: - septic arthritis of the hip is a surgical emergency;
- it is essential that dx be made ASAP to prevent joint damage;
- if any pus is obtained from arthrotomy, then immediate arthrotomy is indicated, regardless of the Graim Stain results;
- w/ younger child, more pressing is need because of higher risk of permanent disability;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Fri Mar 14 2008