Pyogenic infections of the sacro-iliac joint.

  title={Pyogenic infections of the sacro-iliac joint.},
  author={Eddie J Dunn and D M Bryan and Jim Nugent and Robert A Robinson},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
In 3 cases of pyogenic infection of the sacro-iliac joint, the diagnosis was difficult. Limp, buttock pain and upper sciatica were the most common presenting symptoms. Differential limitation of hip motion, positive straight leg raising, a positive Gaenslen test and pain on pelvic compression were frequent fingings. Increased E.S.R., W.B.C. count and fever were seen in 2/3 cases. Plain and tomographic X-rays are often helpful but bone scan has been helpful in localizing early lesions. Treatment… CONTINUE READING

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