Is there a role for arthrocentesis (joint puncture) of an infected joint in a pediatric patient?

Authors: Ali Parsa, Mohammad Hammad

RECOMMENDATION: Yes. Arthrocentesis of an infected joint is effective for decompression of the joint. However, some children need arthrotomy.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 83%, Disagree: 11%, Abstain: 6% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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