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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2015, Article ID 853974, 4 pages
Case Report

Arthroscopic Treatment of Septic Arthritis of the Elbow in a 4-Year-Old Girl

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8574, Japan
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Takeda General Hospital, 3-27 Yamaga-machi, Aizuwakamatsu 965-8585, Japan

Received 28 July 2015; Accepted 23 November 2015

Academic Editor: George Mouzopoulos

Copyright © 2015 Masashi Koide et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pediatric septic arthritis is uncommon and has been traditionally treated by joint aspiration or open arthrotomy. There are some reports about arthroscopic surgery in pediatric septic arthritis of the knee, hip, and shoulder. However, there is no report for the case of elbow. We report a case of pediatric septic arthritis of elbow treated with arthroscopically with good clinical condition at 3-year follow-up. This paper is based on a report first published in Japanese (Tojo (2012)).