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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Hilton P Gottschalk, Molly A Moor, Abd R Muhamad, Dennis R Wenger, Burt Yaszay
BACKGROUND: Accurately diagnosing and treating childhood hip sepsis is challenging. Adjacent bone and soft-tissue infections are common and can lead to delayed and inappropriate treatment. This study evaluated the effect of early advanced imaging (bone scan, magnetic resonance imaging) in the management of suspected hip sepsis. METHODS: A retrospective review of pediatric patients admitted between 2003 and 2009 with suspected hip sepsis was performed. Patients were classified into 2 categories: group I-immediate hip aspiration or group II-advanced imaging performed before intervention...
April 2014: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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