Septic arthritis of the hip following cortisone injection: Case report and review of the literature

Leelakrishna Nallamshetty, Jacob M. Buchowski, Levon A. Nazarian, Samridhi Narula, Monica Musto, Nicholas U. Ahn, Frank J. Frassica

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Abstract

Septic arthritis of the hip is a serious medical condition that can result in permanent joint dysfunction. This is a case of a 65-year-old woman who underwent therapeutic intraarticular steroid/lidocaine injection for hip pain and subsequently developed septic arthritis. It is critical that radiologists performing these procedures maintain a high index of suspicion in symptomatic patients following intraarticular injections to prevent destruction of the joint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Hip pain
  • Intraarticular injection
  • Septic arthritis
  • Septic joint
  • Steroid injection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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