What is the role of debridement in treatment of septic arthritis?

Updated: Sep 19, 2017
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Debridement and retention of the prosthesis should be considered in patients who develop prosthetic joint infection within 30 days of implantation or who present within 3 weeks of the development of symptoms if the prosthesis appears to be well fixed and is without a sinus tract. [22]


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