Updated CPG: The acutely swollen joint

The acutely swollen joint has been updated by the CPG Committee.


The Key points for the CPG are

  1. There are many causes of an acutely swollen joint. The aim of initial assessment is to identify and treat serious ones
  2. Acute inability to walk or weight bear is a red flag
  3. Septic arthritis is an orthopaedic emergency and should be suspected in any child presenting with localised severe joint pain and swelling, especially with fever
  4. Children discharged with an unclear diagnosis require early follow up


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