Posts filed under Orthopedics

Synovial Lactate in the Diagnosis of Septic Arthritis

Journal Club Podcast #1

This month, I sit down with Chris Carpenter, evidence-based medicine guru, and talk about the diagnostic accuracy of synovial lactate in septic arthritis...

Bottom Line:

The differential diagnosis for acute monoarticular arthritis presenting to the emergency department is broad and includes infections (bacterial, fungal, mycobacterial, viral), crystalloid arthropathy (gout, pseudogout), rheumatoid arthritis, and trauma. Based upon the sole ED-centric systematic review available on this topic...

Posted on June 1, 2013 and filed under Orthopedics, Infectious Disease.