Ankle Joint Sepsis with Subsequent Osteomyelitis in an Adult Patient without Identifiable Etiologies: A Case Report


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Abstract

Ankle sepsis can lead to rapid joint destruction with long-term articular degeneration and dysfunction. Timely diagnosis by means of joint aspiration can be helpful. In this article, we describe the case of an otherwise healthy adult male with isolated ankle sepsis. The case illustrates how a high clinical suspicion for a septic joint can justify prompt invasive diagnostic intervention, namely joint aspiration, which guides definitive treatment.

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