Another look: is there a flaw to current hip septic arthritis diagnostic algorithms?

@article{Uzoigwe2014AnotherLI,
  title={Another look: is there a flaw to current hip septic arthritis diagnostic algorithms?},
  author={Chika Edward Uzoigwe},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2014},
  volume={472 5},
  pages={1645-51}
}
BACKGROUND Septic arthritis is an emergency. In 1999 Kocher et al. identified four clinical criteria to distinguish hip septic arthritis from transient synovitis in children (nonweightbearing, erythrocyte sedimentation rate ≥ 40 mm/L, white blood cell count > 12 × 10(9)/L, temperature > 38.5°C). Subsequent authors evaluating the same criteria produced… CONTINUE READING