Cassandra Howard

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INTRODUCTION An increase in the incidence and severity of acute osteoarticular infections in children was perceived after the emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in our community. This study was performed to describe changes in the epidemiology and clinical features of acute osteoarticular infections. (More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the clinical spectrum and epidemiology of invasive Kingella kingae infections in children living in southern Israel. DESIGN Five-year observational, descriptive study. POPULATION Children in whom K. kingae was isolated from blood or other normally sterile body fluid. RESULTS Twenty-five patients with invasive K. kingae(More)
In 30 patients in whom osteomyelitis was suspected fine-needle bone biopsies (FNBB) were taken at the same time as bone was aspirated for bacteriological examination. The diagnosis of osteomyelitis was eventually confirmed in 15 patients; the other 15 had myositis (3), arthritis (3), trauma (2), microgeodic phalangeal syndrome (2), haematoma in a(More)
We reviewed the ultrasound findings in 59 children suspected of having bone infection. Twenty-nine were eventually proved to have acute haematogenous osteomyelitis and 26 of these showed characteristic ultrasound findings. Such changes were rare in 30 patients with other clinically similar conditions. Ultrasound examination was also able to detect the(More)
Palm thorn injury to tendons and joints is characterized in most patients by an acute inflammatory stage followed by a relatively asymptomatic period and finally by chronic synovitis or tenosynovitis. Once the inflammatory process has begun, detection and localization of the thorn can be very difficult. We present an unusual case of palm thorn tenosynovitis(More)
The tissue surrounding carbon fibre reinforced epoxy resin plates applied to forearm and tibial fractures was biopsied in 32 patients at the time the plates were removed. The reaction was minimal and was compared with that in a control group of 16 similar patients in whom stainless steel plates were used. No significant histological differences were found.(More)
The pathologic anatomy of clubfoot is complex, and the opportunities to examine neonatal specimens are inevitably rare. Three clubfeet were dissected and compared with a normal foot. The shape, orientation, and alignment of the bones were gauged, and tibial torsion was measured. Particular attention was paid to the "medial tie," and its etiologic role was(More)
BACKGROUND Failed manipulative reduction of avulsion fractures of the tibial insertion of the anterior cruciate ligament has been attributed to interposition of soft tissues, particularly the anterior horn of the medial meniscus. The objectives of the present report were (1) to show that the failure to reduce Meyers and McKeever type-III tibial eminence(More)