Septic arthritis of the hip joint seen in infancy is called (DNB June 2010)
|B||Tom smith's arthritis|
|D||Paul Brandt arthritis|
Tom smith's arthritis
a. This is a septic arthritis of the hip seen in infants. At this age the head of the femur is cartilaginous and is completely destroyed by the pyogenic process.
b. The onset is acute with rapid abscess formation. On the X ray one finds complete absence of the head and neck of the femur