Arthroscopic washout of the ankle for septic arthritis in a three-month-old boy
1 The Sports Medicine and Knee Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kofu National Hospital, 11-35 Tenjin-cho, Kofu, Yamanashi 400-8533, Japan
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan
Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology 2011, 3:21 doi:10.1186/1758-2555-3-21Published: 1 October 2011
There is no report of athroscopic treatment for septic arthritis of the ankle in infants. We report a case of successful management of septic arthritis of the ankle in a three-month-old boy by arthroscopic washout. Arthroscopic washout may be a useful treatment for septic arthritis in young infants when performed early after onset.