Lucileia Teixeira-Johnson

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BACKGROUND Septic arthritis of the atlantoaxial facet joint is extremely rare. Contiguous spread to the median atlantoaxial joints with subsequent dens erosion can lead to atlantoaxial instability. Misleading normal inflammatory markers can result in delayed diagnosis and catastrophic consequences. CASE DESCRIPTION A 56-year-old man presented with(More)
BACKGROUND Infections of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) respond poorly to nonoperative management and typically require resection. We examined presenting characteristics and outcomes after surgical management of SCJ infections, reviewing a 20-year single-institution experience. METHODS From January 1992 to December 2012, 40 patients (age, 57 ± 12 years;(More)
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