[Treatment strategies in infections of the shoulder joint]

Fortschr Med. 1993 Dec 10;111(34):537-40.
[Article in German]


Shoulder joint infections are severe pathological conditions. Since the success of therapy is decisively dependent on early treatment, if joint infection is suspected, the patient should be hospitalized immediately. Characteristic suspicious features are extremely severe shoulder pain, adoption of a pain-relieving posture, and severe malaise. The diagnosis and differential diagnosis are discussed. In addition to selective parenteral administration of antibiotics, treatment comprises various methods of draining the shoulder joint in combination with temporary immobilization.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
  • Arthritis, Infectious / microbiology
  • Arthritis, Infectious / therapy*
  • Bacterial Infections / microbiology
  • Bacterial Infections / therapy*
  • Drainage
  • Humans
  • Shoulder Joint* / microbiology


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents