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Title: Endoscopic bursectomy for the treatment of septic pre-patellar bursitis: a case series.
Authors: Dillon, John
Freedman, Ilan
Tan, James S.
Mitchell, David
English, Shaun
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Springer Verlag.
Place of publication: Berlin
Journal title: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Volume: 132
Issue: 7
Start Page: 921
End Page: 925
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Operative treatment for septic pre-patellar bursitis generally involves open debridement in addition to an extended course of intravenous antibiotics. Skin necrosis and wound breakdown are potential complications of this procedure in addition to scar sensitivity and a prolonged recovery. METHOD: We report endoscopic bursectomy for the treatment of septic pre-patellar bursitis in eight patients over a 3-year period. All patients had microbiological confirmation of an infective process. The average age was 36 years (23-68 years). The average hospital stay was 6 days (4-9 days). RESULTS: No patient had a recurrence or complained of tenderness or hypoaesthesia around their wound. No patient experienced wound complications or skin necrosis. The average return to work time was 18 days (7-22 days). CONCLUSION: We conclude that endoscopic bursectomy is a safe and effective treatment for septic pre-patellar bursitis with a shortened hospital stay and a quicker return to work than conventional open debridement.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11054/95
metadata.dc.relation.uri: http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00402-012-1494-7
ISSN: 0936-8051
Internal ID Number: 00081
Health Subject: ADULT
AGED
ARTHROSCOPY
BURSA - SYNOVIAL - MICROBIOLOGY
BURSA - SYNOVIAL - PATHOLOGY
BURSA - SYNOVIAL - SURGERY
BURSITIS - MICROBIOLOGY
GRAM POSITIVE BACTERIAL INFECTIONS - COMPLICATIONS
HUMANS
KNEE JOINT - MICROBIOLOGY
KNEE JOINT - PATHOLOGY
KNEE JOINT - SURGERY
LENGTH OF STAY - STATISTICS AND NUMERICAL DATA
MALE
MIDDLE AGED
PATELLA
RESTROSPECTIVE STUDIES
STAPHYLOCOCCAL INFECTIONS - COMPLICATIONS
STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS - COMPLICATIONS
TREATMENT OUTCOME
Type: Journal Article
Article
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