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Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infections.

Authors
  • Dolitsky, Robert1
  • DePaola, Kristen2
  • Fernicola, Justin1
  • Collins, Christopher3
  • 1 Department of Orthopedics, Monmouth Medical Center, 300 2nd Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA.
  • 2 Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, 1 Medical Center Drive, Stratford, NJ 08084, USA.
  • 3 Pediatric Orthopedics, Seaview Orthopedics and Medical Associates, 1200 Eagle Avenue, Ocean, NJ 07712, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric clinics of North America
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2020
Volume
67
Issue
1
Pages
59–69
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.pcl.2019.09.001
PMID: 31779837
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pediatric populations are prone to infections and most can be managed appropriately in a primary care setting. There are, however, some infectious processes that require intervention or management from an orthopedic surgeon. The most serious infectious processes in the pediatric population from an orthopedic standpoint are osteomyelitis and septic arthritis. Early recognition of these conditions and prompt referral of serious infections, as well as the ability to differentiate which infections should be referred for specialist evaluation is critical. Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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