J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev 2021 May 4;5(5):e21.00011. Epub 2021 May 4.
From the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada (Dr. Lovse); the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Dr. Coupal); the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, CHEO, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Dr. Tice, Dr. Carsen); and the Division of Infectious Diseases, CHEO, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Dr. Le Saux).
Osteomyelitis of the acetabulum is a rare condition accounting for only 12% of pelvic osteomyelitis cases. This report describes a previously healthy 10-year-old girl with subacute acetabular osteomyelitis and subsequent development of secondary septic arthritis of the hip. The patient presented with 3 weeks of groin pain, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein, synovial thickening of the hip on ultrasonography and diffuse signal uptake in the acetabulum on magnetic resonance imaging. Read More