How is septic arthritis treated?
The first treatment for septic arthritis is high doses of antibiotics delivered intravenously. A stay in hospital is usually necessary. In some cases, draining pus from the joint is necessary to help limit damage while the antibiotics are clearing the infection.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 14 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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