ESSR 2016 / P-0129
Imaging evaluation and exclusion of sepsis in a child presenting with a limp
Congress: ESSR 2016
Poster No.: P-0129
Type: Educational Poster
Keywords: Infection, Education and training, Diagnostic procedure, Ultrasound, Plain radiographic studies, MR, Paediatric, Musculoskeletal system
Authors: N. Larkman1, A. White1, C. Davies2, K. A. Kingston2; 1Leeds/UK, 2York/UK

Learning objectives

The aim of this poster is to highlight how the Radiology department can assist their Peadiatric surgical and medical colleagues in excluding sepsis as the cause of an atraumatic limp in a child.


The objectives to achieve this include:


  • Reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of different imaging modalities in this setting.
  • Pictorial review of differing presentations and sites of sepsis manifesting as a limp.
  • A brief review of differential diagnoses as cause of an atraumatic limp.



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