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Septic arthritis following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction secondary to Clostridium sporogenes; a rare clinical pathogen
  1. Teresa Inkster1,
  2. Claire Cordina1,
  3. Alexander Siegmeth2
  1. 1Department of Microbiology, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, Glasgow, UK
  2. 2Department of Orthopaedics, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Teresa Inkster, Department of Microbiology, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, Glasgow, G81 4DY, UK; teresa.inkster{at}nhs.net

Abstract

A case of septic arthritis post anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction secondary to Clostridium sporogenes is described in a 19-year-old man. C sporogenes is a rare clinical pathogen and this is believed to be the first case of septic arthritis due to the organism. The patient responded to arthroscopic washout, synovectomy and combination antibiotic therapy. A review of the literature is also presented.

  • Septic arthritis
  • Clostridium sporogenes
  • anterior cruciate ligament repair
  • anaerobes
  • arthritis

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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