Bone and Joint Tex5

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Bone and Joint Text 1. General Introduction 1.1. Case 1 A 9 year old girl with a recent history of a sty of her eyelid developed fever and right hip pain. Initial radiographs of the hip showed evidence of infection of the right hip space (increase in the joint space). Four weeks later, repeat radiograph shows progressive destruction of the joint with the loss of joint space, bony lesions and destruction of cartilage. The process involves the proximal femur, ileum and ischium. This case illustrates both septic arthritis and osteomyelitis. Initial radiograph – widening of the joint space, a subtle finding of an infected joint. Second radiograph – 4 weeks later – progressive destruction of the joint with loss of joint space,
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Unformatted text preview: bony lesions, destruction of cartilage. Process involves the proximal femur, ileum, ischium. 1.2. What is this process? Differential diagnosis includes • Osteomyelitis • Cancer 2. Osteomyelitis Definition -Infectious process involving the various components of bone characterized by progressive inflammatory destruction of bone, necrosis and new bone formation. Acute osteomyelitis -usually evolves over several weeks Chronic osteomyelitis -usually evolves over months. Long-standing infection characterized by the persistence of microorganisms, low-grade inflammation, presence of dead bone ("sequestrum") and/or foreign material, and fistulous tracts...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course BSC BSC1086 taught by Professor Joystewart during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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