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Hip: infective arthritis

Introduction

  • Rare.
  • Cause: previous injury, surgery, foreign body migration.
  • Signs: lameness, pain, swelling.
  • Treatment: remove bone fragments, implants and foreign bodies, debride, drain, and specific antibiotic therapy.
  • Prognosis: guarded - may require permanent antibiotic medication.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Pathophysiology

  • Usually secondary to previous injury, surgery or foreign body migration.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Harari J, Tucker R L, Alexander J E, Pluhar L, Bagley R S (1994) What is your diagnosis? Septic arthritis of the coxofemoral joint in a dog. JAVMA 204 (8), 1159-1160 PubMed.
  • Schrader S C (1982) Septic arthritis and osteomyelitis of the hip in six mature dogsJAVMA 181 (9), 898-898 PubMed.


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