Femoral Neck Aspiration Aids in the Diagnosis of Osteomyelitis In Children With Septic Hip

Conclusions: Although FA did not improve microorganism identification, it did aid in the diagnosis of cooccurring osteomyelitis when treating children with septic arthritis, especially in patients with false negative MRI findings for osteomyelitis. We recommend FA at the time of septic hip I&D as its benefits appear to far outweigh its risks. Level of Evidence: Level III—diagnostic study.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infection Source Type: research

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