Pitfalls and limitations of magnetic resonance imaging in chronic posttraumatic osteomyelitis

@article{Ledermann2000PitfallsAL,
  title={Pitfalls and limitations of magnetic resonance imaging in chronic posttraumatic osteomyelitis},
  author={Hans Peter Ledermann and Achim H. Kaim and Georg P. Bongartz and Wolfgang Steinbrich},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={10},
  pages={1815-1823}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate pitfalls and technical limitations of MR imaging in diagnosing relapse of chronic posttraumatic osteomyelitis of the lower extremities. Retrospective analysis of MR examinations in 15 patients (17 body areas) with suspected relapse of chronic posttraumatic osteomyelitis (at least 1.5 years duration/mean number of surgical procedures per patient: 5.8). The MRI findings were compared with postoperative bacteriology (n = 11) and clinical follow-up (n = 4… CONTINUE READING
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