Septic Arthritis

Septic Arthritis

About Septic Arthritis

Septic arthritis is a severe joint infection caused by bacteria that have travelled through your bloodstream from another region of your body. When a penetrating injury, such as an animal bite or trauma, transports bacteria directly into the joint, septic arthritis can develop.

Symptoms

Septic arthritis usually produces severe pain and makes it difficult to utilise the afflicted joint. You can have a fever and your joint is swollen, red, and heated.

Treatment

Doctors rely on joint drainage and antibiotic drugs to treat septic arthritis.