The sternoclavicular joint: can imaging differentiate infection from degenerative change?

@article{Johnson2009TheSJ,
  title={The sternoclavicular joint: can imaging differentiate infection from degenerative change?},
  author={Mark C. Johnson and Jon A Jacobson and David Paul Fessell and Sung M. Kim and Catherine J. Brandon and Elaine M. Caoili},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={551-558}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine if there are imaging and clinical findings that can differentiate a septic sternoclavicular joint from a degenerative one. Search of radiology reports from 2000–2007 revealed 460 subjects with imaging of the sternoclavicular joint, of whom 38 had undergone aspiration or biopsy. The final study group consisted of nine subjects with pathologic proof of sternoclavicular joint infection and ten subjects with pathologic and clinical findings excluding… CONTINUE READING

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