Lower extremity fractures simulating infection in myelomeningocele.

  title={Lower extremity fractures simulating infection in myelomeningocele.},
  author={Peter Townsend and Henry R Cowell and N L Steg},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Thirteen patients with myelomeningocele sustained 33 fractures of the lower extremity. Fourteen fractures were accompanied by increased local heat, swelling, redness and a systemic response, including an elevated temperature and leukocyte count. Diagnosis of these fractures, which occur without a significant history of trauma, requires special roentgenographic studies. If routine films fail to reveal a fracture in a swollen red extremity in patients with myelomeningocele, stress films should be… CONTINUE READING


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