Difference between revisions of "Septic arthritis of the hip (peds)"

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==Background==
 
==Background==
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*Age - 6 mo to 8 yrs
 
*Hematogenous spread or local infection
 
*Hematogenous spread or local infection
 
*[[Staph]], [[S. Pneumo]], [[group A strep]]
 
*[[Staph]], [[S. Pneumo]], [[group A strep]]
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==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==
*Age - 6 mo to 8 yrs
 
 
*Pain, Pseudoparalysis
 
*Pain, Pseudoparalysis
 
*May present with referred knee or thigh pain
 
*May present with referred knee or thigh pain
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==Evaluation==
 
==Evaluation==
 
===Workup===
 
===Workup===
*Labs - ESR > 20 after 1-2 d, WBC >
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*Labs - ESR >20, WBC >12
*Bld Cxs (40-50% grow out)
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*Blood cultures (40-50% grow out)
 
*Xrays  
 
*Xrays  
 
**useful to exclude other cause of joint pain (AP & Frog leg)
 
**useful to exclude other cause of joint pain (AP & Frog leg)
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==Disposition==
 
==Disposition==
*Admission
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*Admit
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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*[[Septic Arthritis (Peds)]]
 
*[[Septic Arthritis (Peds)]]
 
*[[Limp (peds)]]
 
*[[Limp (peds)]]
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==References==
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[[Category:Pediatrics]]
 
[[Category:Pediatrics]]
 
[[Category:Orthopedics]]
 
[[Category:Orthopedics]]

Latest revision as of 23:48, 21 May 2018

Background

Clinical Features

  • Pain, Pseudoparalysis
  • May present with referred knee or thigh pain
  • Usually hold joint in flexion, external rotation and slight abduction

Differential Diagnosis

Pediatric hip pain

Evaluation

Workup

  • Labs - ESR >20, WBC >12
  • Blood cultures (40-50% grow out)
  • Xrays
    • useful to exclude other cause of joint pain (AP & Frog leg)
    • possible effusion
  • Consider:
    • Ultrasound to evaluate for effusion
    • CT to evaluate for abscess

Kocher Criteria for septic arthritis of the hip

  • ESR > 40
  • WBC > 12
  • Refusal or inability to weight bear on affected joint
  • Fever
Number of Kocher Criteria Chance of Septic Joint
1 3%
2 40%
3 93%
4 99%

Management

Disposition

  • Admit

External Links

See Also

References