African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

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

Surgical treatment options for septic arthritis of the hip in children


Gang Xu, Muriel Spoerri, Erich Rutz 
 Department of Pediatric Orthopedic, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, 100035 Beijing, China; Department of Pediatric Orthopedic, University Children's Hospital, UKBB, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland

Correspondence Address:
Erich Rutz
Department of Pediatric Orthopedic, University Children«SQ»s Hospital, UKBB, CH-4031 Basel
Switzerland

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.


How to cite this article:
Xu G, Spoerri M, Rutz E. Surgical treatment options for septic arthritis of the hip in children.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2016;13:1-5


How to cite this URL:
Xu G, Spoerri M, Rutz E. Surgical treatment options for septic arthritis of the hip in children. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2016 [cited 2023 Feb 1 ];13:1-5
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