Paraarticular soft-tissue changes in infections and trauma of the lower extremity in children

C. K. Hayden, L. E. Swischuk

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Abstract

Evaluation of the paraarticular soft tissues is of primary importance in diagnosing acute joint problems of the lower extremity in children. With trauma, soft-tissue changes can alert the radiologist to an underlying bony injury; while with acute infection or inflammation, they enable identification and differentiation of the early stages of septic arthritis from osteomyelitis. Some soft-tissue changes have been described; others are presented for the first time. Because the findings differ from joint to joint, each joint is discussed separately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-311
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume134
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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