Septic Arthritis

Activity No weight bearing on infected joint. Up in chair as tolerated. Bedside commode with assistance. 6. Nursing Warm compresses prn, keep joint immobilized. Passive range of motion exercises of the affected joint bid otherwise, keep knee in resting splint. Empiric Therapy for Adults without Gonorrhea Contact -Nafcillin or oxacillin 2 gm IV q4h AND Ceftizoxime (Cefizox) 1 gm IV q8h or ceftazidime 1 gm IV q8h or ciprofloxacin 400 mg IV q12h if Gram stain indicates presence of Gram negative...