Errors in Acute Musculoskeletal Imaging

Travis Hillen, Michael Friedman, Jonathan C. Baker

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Musculoskeletal disorders are a common presenting reason for emergency department patients. A wide range of musculoskeletal pathologies are commonly encountered by emergency physicians and related clinicians, and by radiologists, including traumatic, infectious, inflammatory, and tumor-related emergencies. This chapter will review common potential errors in trauma radiology, including frequently missed fractures, as well as conditions which are radiographically occult, for which the radiologist should recommend a complementary imaging examination to confirm or refute a diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationErrors in Emergency and Trauma Radiology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9783030055486
ISBN (Print)9783030055479
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Cellulitis
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Impending pathologic fracture
  • Missed fracture
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Occult fracture
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Stress fracture
  • Trauma


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