A regional approach to osteomyelitis of the lower extremities in children.

@article{Kleinman2002ARA,
  title={A regional approach to osteomyelitis of the lower extremities in children.},
  author={Paul K. Kleinman},
  journal={Radiologic clinics of North America},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={1033-59}
}
Modem cross-sectional imaging, particularly MRI, has revolutionized the diagnosis and management of osteomyelitis in childhood. Diagnoses are made sooner, with greater confidence, and with better characterization of the extent of disease than possible on plain film grounds. Because the infection begins within the juxtaphyseal medullary bone, the MRI features are distinctive and frequently diagnostic of infection. Plain radiography continues to be an essential first step in the evaluation of… CONTINUE READING

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