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Septic arthritis - joint inflammation Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Jennifer Hamlin

Septic (or infective) arthritis is inflammation of the joints, caused by a bacterial infection. The condition is very different to the much more commonly known osteoarthritis, which is caused by wear and tear or injury to the joints.

Image: Stifle: normal CrCd radiograph
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What causes septic arthritis?

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