Case History: 22-year-old patient presented with complaint of swelling of elbow for six months following trauma.
Case History: 22-year-old patient presented with complaint of swelling of elbow for six months following trauma. MRI of elbow was performed.
MRI showed marrow edema in humoral condylar and supracondylar region and cortical breakdown and fluid collection in and around joint.
In general, osteomyelitis must extend at least 1 cm and compromise 30% to 50% of bone mineral content to produce noticeable changes in plain radiographs.
CT is superior to both MRI and plain film in depicting the bony margins and identifying a sequestrum/involucrum.
Although ultrasound excels as a fast and cheap examination of the soft tissues, and allows soft tissue collections to be drained, it has less of a direct role in the assessment of osteomyelitis, as it is unable to visualize within the bone.
FDG-PET may have theÂ highest diagnostic accuracy for confirming or excluding chronic osteomyelitis in comparison with bone scintigraphy, MRI, or leukocyte scintigraphy.