1. An analysis is presented of the etiology, treatment, and end-results of 51 cases of suppurative arthritis.
2. The best treatment is simple arthrotomy for drainage, instituted at the earliest possible moment and supplemented with fixation and extension.
3. Such treatment results in recovery with normal movement in more than half of the cases.
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