What are the physical findings of septic arthritis caused by prosthetic joint infections (PJIs)?

Updated: Sep 19, 2017
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Physical findings are usually minimal in an infection of the prosthetic joint, and swelling is usually slight. The most distinctive finding is a draining sinus presumed to originate in the underlying infected prosthetic joint.


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