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
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