Clin Orthop Surg.  2010 Sep;2(3):186-190. 10.4055/cios.2010.2.3.186.

Arthroscopic Treatment of Septic Arthritis of Acromioclavicular Joint

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea. chungkjmd@dreamwiz.com
  • 2Department of Radiology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Septic arthritis requires an early diagnosis and proper treatment to prevent the destruction of articular cartilage and joint contracture. This paper presents a rare case of septic arthritis of the acromioclavicular joint that was treated with arthroscopic debridement and resection of the distal clavicle.

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Acromioclavicular joint; Septic arthritis; Acute; Arthroscopy
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