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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

Surgical treatment options for septic arthritis of the hip in children


1 Department of Pediatric Orthopedic, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, 100035 Beijing, China; Department of Pediatric Orthopedic, University Children's Hospital, UKBB, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland
2 Department of Pediatric Orthopedic, University Children's Hospital, UKBB, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland

Correspondence Address:
Erich Rutz
Department of Pediatric Orthopedic, University Children's Hospital, UKBB, CH-4031 Basel
Switzerland
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.181621

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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.


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