Infection in the joint is called septic arthritis. The infection can occur due to germs that traveled in the bloodstream from another part of the body. It can also be caused due to Injuries through which germs directly affect the joint.
Septic arthritis is very common in infants and older adults. And the most commonly affected joint is the knee joint, It can affect other joints also like the shoulder, hip, etc. This infection spreads quickly and also damages the cartilage and bone.
Treatment for septic arthritis includes draining of the joint either with a needle or surgically. To treat the infection antibiotics are also used.
There are some investigations that are used to diagnose septic arthritis:-
Treatment for septic arthritis is antibiotics and joint drainage.