Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Endoscopic bursectomy for the treatment of septic pre-patellar bursitis: a case series.|
Tan, James S.
|Place of publication:||Berlin|
|Publication Title:||Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery|
|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.|
|Internal ID Number:||00081|
BURSA - SYNOVIAL - MICROBIOLOGY
BURSA - SYNOVIAL - PATHOLOGY
BURSA - SYNOVIAL - SURGERY
BURSITIS - MICROBIOLOGY
GRAM POSITIVE BACTERIAL INFECTIONS - COMPLICATIONS
KNEE JOINT - MICROBIOLOGY
KNEE JOINT - PATHOLOGY
KNEE JOINT - SURGERY
LENGTH OF STAY - STATISTICS AND NUMERICAL DATA
STAPHYLOCOCCAL INFECTIONS - COMPLICATIONS
STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS - COMPLICATIONS
|Appears in Collections:||Research Output|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.