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Osteomyelitis, Septic Arthritis, and Soft Tissue Infection: Mechanisms and Situations

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A thorough understanding of regional anatomy is fundamental to the accurate interpretation of clinical, radiographic, and pathologic characteristics of infections of bone, joint, and soft tissue. In most persons with such infections, a specific mechanism of contamination can be recognized; infection may be derived from hematogenous seeding, spread from a contiguous source, direct implantation, or operative contamination. The radiographic findings of osteomyelitis (including abscess, involucrum, and sequestration), septic arthritis (including joint space loss and marginal and central osseous erosions), and soft tissue suppuration (including swelling, radiolucent streaks, and periostitis) are generally delayed for a variable period after the clinical onset of infection. Other diagnostic techniques, including scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging, allow an accurate diagnosis at an earlier stage of the process.
The candidate will learn the mechanics of putting together an electronic poster presentation in lecture type format.

This will be an official peer-reviewed publication.
The publication will be a favorable addition to the candidate's CV.
The candidate will be the first author, and I am the second author.
A candidate is not limited to completing one project. He/she can do as many as they like! (There are always topics to teach about)
The candidate, myself, King's College Hospital Department of Radiology and King's College all benefit from this publication.
Dennis K. Bielecki, MD
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