Neonatal knee septic arthritis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


13 days neonate with swelling of left knee on examination. Overnight development of knee swelling. Lab - high WBC count , high CRP.

Patient Data

Age: 13 days
Modality: X-ray

Metaphyseal lucent bands are noted (normal in neonates) on the frontal projection. Soft tissue swelling around the left knee. 

Modality: Ultrasound

Suprapatellar complex effusion with peripheral vascularity. 

Case Discussion

Surgery the next day proved Septic arthritis but without evidence of osteomyelitis.

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Case Information

rID: 13358
Case created: 2nd Apr 2011
Last edited: 3rd Sep 2016
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