Musculoskeletal infection in children: Literature review and update 2007-2009

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The epidemiology of musculoskeletal infection is affected by local community factors and must be evaluated by each healthcare facility regarding the most common causative organisms, antibiotic resistance patterns, and disease severity. Because substantial time, effort, and resources are devoted to managing the evaluation and treatment of children with these infections, a coordinated and collaborative process of care should be established to ensure that timely and efficient intervention is enacted so as to improve clinical outcomes and avoid adverse sequelae. This review summarizes the recent literature regarding pediatric musculoskeletal infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-626
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Orthopaedic Practice
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2009


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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