The tank pathology is the field that includes the diagnosis and treatment of infectious complications locomotor. There are different types within the pathology. The most common are infections of the joint prosthesis, hip, knee and shoulder. They are the most frequently appearing both early character after surgery for placement of the prosthesis ( acute infections ) and those that appear in a later ( chronic infections ).
Cause of septic pathologies
Explained in a very simplified way, if at the time of surgery, a bacterium is deposited on the surface of the prosthesis and get the prosthesis developed winding colonizing and causing denial. Broadly speaking, this is the main cause of septic rejection of the prosthesis.
There are also risk factors that may favor its appearance. Some of these are diseases like diabetes leukemia and among other causes, steroid intake.
Symptoms and treatment of septic pathologies
In acute cases, the symptoms we found are Pain inflammation or even fever. By contrast, there are chronic cases, the only sign that manifests is pain, which is why it is often difficult to diagnose.
Treatment of septic pathologies is based on the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team. In all cases a surgical treatment associated with correct treatment antibiotic is required and prolonged. This treatment has a positive result, and that this will get cured over 90 % of cases.