Septic arthritis of the 1st interphalangeal joint

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski


Insidious onset of pain, swelling and redness of the 1st interphalangeal joint.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

The 1st interphalangeal joint space is severely diminished uniformly, with indistinct articular cortex and destruction of the adjacent bone. The surrounding soft tissues are severely distended circumfrentially. 

Case Discussion

This case shows typical features of septic arthritis

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Case information

rID: 39573
Published: 10th Sep 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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