Journal article

Surgical treatment options for septic arthritis of the hip in children.

Gang Xu, Muriel Spoerri, Erich Rutz

Afr J Paediatr Surg | Medknow | Published : 2016


Septic arthritis is the result of bacterial infection of the hip joint and is often found in infants and toddlers. It is the most common septic joint condition during growth and may cause the most devastating complications without prompt and proper treatment. Early diagnosis and intervention are required to avoid irreversible complications. This review documents the systematic approach to diagnosis and management of septic arthritis in children.