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Bone and Joint Infections

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AUTHORS:
Joseph Mort
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. List common pathogens and atypical pathogens that cause infectious arthritis.
  2. Identify synovial fluid aspiration as an essential element in the evaluation of a potentially infected joint and know cell count and differential results consistent with infectious arthritis.
  3. Identify pathogens causing prosthetic joint infections and appropriate management of these infections.
  4. Know the three mechanisms and common locations of osteomyelitis.
  5. Identify risk factors for foot osteomyelitis and understand the need for a broad empiric antibiotic regimen.
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e > Infectious Arthritis
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Chapter
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e > Osteomyelitis
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Case File
AccessMedicine > Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination and Board Review, 4th Edition > Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Case 12.10 > Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Case 12.10
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