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By James R D Murray; Erskine J Holmes; Rakesh R Misra

Sensible, easy-to-use reference for analyzing musculoskeletal problems, with top quality photographs and multidisciplinary writer team.

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Three months of antibiotic therapy is normally required. 46 I Discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis Discitis T6/7 disc: corresponding MRI (sagittal T1 and STIR sequences). Abnormal signal seen across the T6/7 disc, and adjacent vertebral bodies, with evidence of vertebral collapse.

The left acetabulum is severely dysplastic, with chronic dislocation, and a resultant pseudarthrosis.  44 Once a child is crawling, the success of a Pavlik harness is greatly reduced and operative reduction is more likely. Casting is usually required for 3 to 4 months with radiological assessment of maintained reduction with X-ray, CT or MRI. Discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis Discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis Characteristics  Pure discitis (infection limited to the intervertebral disc) is rare.

Joint locking with loose bodies – separated osteochondral fragments.  Reduced function of adjacent joints.    Radiological features The initial radiograph if taken early may be normal. The affected bone becomes sclerotic with later collapse and remodelling. Degenerative change within adjacent joints. MR – 90–100% sensitivity for symptomatic disease.  Changes reflect the death of fatty marrow cells.  Bone-marrow oedema is manifest as reduced signal on T1 weighted and increased signal on T2 weighted images.

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