Septic hip (hip joint infected)

Pelvis | Orthopaedics | Septic hip (hip joint infected) (Disease)


A hip infection happens when germs get into the bone or joint and reproduce. Viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites can all cause infections. Types of infection of the hip: Osteomyelitis: in 90% of the causative agent remained Staphylococcus aureus. Septic arthritis: as with osteomyelitis, all Staphylococcus aureus is the most common causative agent involved. Give 77% of Staphylococcus aureus septic arthritis of the hip, followed by gram negative (16%) and streptococci (4%). If the adult and adolescent clinical picture is suggestive of septic arthritis in young children is difficult and delayed diagnosis. Therefore, in all cases of significant destruction of the balance in the differential diagnosis will not be forgotten osteoarticular TB.

Causes and Risk factors

Our skin normally has bacteria on it. It is these germs that most often cause infections in the bones and joints. A bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus causes about 9 out of 10 bone and joint infections in children. Infections in the bones and joints can cause pain and disabilities.

Diagnosis and Treatment

With proper treatment, almost all infections can be cured before they cause serious problems. Hip infections in children are not very common. About one in every 3,000 children gets an infection in or around the hip. We treat more than 100 cases of bone and joint infection a year, many of them in children who have hip or pelvic infections.

Doctors treat most bone and joint infections by giving children medicine that kills bacteria (antibiotics). If your child is very sick, they may need to get the medicine in a vein through an IV line. If your child needs an IV, they will probably be in the hospital for four or five days. ...