ED Pathway for the Evaluation/Treatment of the Child with Suspected Septic Arthritis

Child with Suspected Septic Arthritis

This pathway is to be used for children, who have no known trauma, who exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:

Exclusion Criteria

  • Immunocompromised state
  • Known Rheumatologic Disease
  • Recent orthopedic procedure involving affected joint
  • Prosthesis
  • Penetrating injuries
  • Age < 56 days