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A study of x-ray, haematological investigation, ultrasound and culture sensitivity in the management of septic arthritis in children and their correlation with per operative findings:

Authors:Siddaram N Patil
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(4): 2658-2661  |  PDF File

Abstract

Septic arthritis at any age is a clinical emergency and more so in new born and infancy.A delay in diagnosis and treatment of septic arthritis can result in complication and significant morbidity including complete destruction of the articular cartilage and underlying epiphysis,loss of adjascent growth plate and dislocation of joint.Hence understanding the importance of clinical evaluation and diagnostic aids such as ultrasonography,blood investigation,and roentgenography is vital in efficient management of this condition.