• Postoperative infection in the foot and ankle.

      Chan, Victoria O; Morrison, William B; Kavanagh, Eoin C; Department of Radiology, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. vikki_chan12@hotmail.com (Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology, 2012-07)
      Our discussion highlights the commonly performed surgical procedures in the foot and ankle and reviews the various imaging modalities available for the detection of infection with graphic examples to better enable radiologists to approach the radiological evaluation of postoperative infection in the foot and ankle. Discrimination between infectious and noninfectious inflammation remains a diagnostic challenge usually needing a combination of clinical assessment, laboratory investigations, and imaging studies to increase diagnostic accuracy.