• beckyE replied to the topic Sepsis arthritis in the forum Health 2 years ago

    @cat yes I’ve not heard great things either. I rang the ward this morning to fin out how he was as they kept him in overnight and the nurse said that he was with the Orthaepedic Consultant but it looks likely that he would be undergoing surgery sometime today. I’m at work as there is nothing I can do and I don’t expect they will discharge him anytime soon. Looks like it was Septic Arthritis after all.

    UPDATE: Visited last night. He said they had taken him down to theatre and drained 103ml of fluid from his knee under local anaethetic.He said that the first three or four draws were yellowy liquid that the consultant said looked like gout. The last draw right at the end had blood in it which he said was the one he wanted the lab to have as he felt that showed infection.

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