Septic Arthritis Quiz

Check your symptoms and
find possible causes with AI for free

Medically Reviewed By:

Tomohiro Hamahata

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Orthopedic surgery

From our team of 50+ doctors

Please choose the symptom you are most concerned about.

It will help us optimise further questions for you.

By starting the symptom checker, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Find another symptom

How Ubie can help you

With an easy 3-min questionnaire, Ubie's AI-powered system will generate a free report on possible causes.

Your symptoms

Input your symptoms

Our AI

Our AI checks your symptoms

Your report

You get your personalized report

Personalized Report

✔︎  When to see a doctor

✔︎  What causes your symptoms

✔︎  Treatment information etc.

Just 3 minutes.
Developed by doctors.

Learn more about Septic arthritis

Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is septic arthritis?

Infection of a joint space. It can be caused by a wound that penetrates the joint, allowing bacteria to enter. It can also be caused by bacteria from distant sites, which travel via the bloodstream into the joint.

Symptoms of septic arthritis

  • Joint pain

  • Hands and feet feel hot

  • Fever

  • Difficulty moving the joint(s)

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Joints are red, swollen or hot

  • Taking steroids

  • On medications that suppresses the immune system

Questions your doctor may ask to check for septic arthritis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose septic arthritis

  • Do you have any joint pain?

  • Do your hands or feet feel hot?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Are your joints stiff and difficult to move?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

Treatment for septic arthritis

Treatment consists of cleaning out the joint with sterile water. This can be done through a keyhole surgery, or normal surgery. Antibiotics are usually given through a needle in the vein to prevent infection from spreading. In certain cases (e.g. joint replacements), the implant may need to be removed and later replaced.

View the symptoms of Septic arthritis

References

Medically Reviewed By:

Tomohiro Hamahata

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Orthopedic surgery

From our team of 50+ doctors

Just 3 minutes.
Developed by doctors.

Ubie is supervised by 50+ medical experts worldwide

Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD

Neurology

Kameda Medical Center, Japan

Sanshiro Kato

Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

Kawai Clinic, Japan

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD

Psychiatry

Yotsuya Yui Clinic, Japan

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

Co-founder of Ubie, Inc.

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD

Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

Bayshore Health Centre, India

Seiji Kanazawa

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN)

National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan

View our medical experts