Authors: Ali Parsa, Alexander J. Shope
RECOMMENDATION: Septic arthritis is an orthopaedic emergency and needs prompt surgical treatment. Based on current evidence, there are no clear indications for the timing of surgical intervention in cases of osteomyelitis. The current literature does suggest monitoring disease progression, treatment efficacy and resolution by trending C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 91%, Disagree: 3%, Abstain: 6% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)Peds-9