Definition of Septic arthritis

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Septic arthritis: Joint inflammation caused by infection from blood poisoning (sepsis) or from infection within the affected joint itself, or as a side effect of infection in other body tissues. Treatment includes antibiotic medications and surgical drainage. Also known as pyarthosis and suppurative arthritis.


The term arthritis refers to stiffness in the joints. See Answer

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