Practice Easily Missed?

Acute Charcot foot

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e1397 (Published 14 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1397

Re: Acute Charcot foot

Thanks for the interesting article.
As a general educational point, a bone scan in isolation often adds little to the diagnosis without an accompanying radio-labelled white cell scan or Leukoscan; in combination, the sensitivity/specificity is much nearer the optimistic values quoted for MRI. Either way, this is highly specialised imaging for a condition best managed in specialist centres rather than in primary care.

Competing interests: No competing interests

31 March 2012
Peter Strouhal
Radiologist
Royal Wolverhampton Hospital
Wednesfield Rd, W'ton, WV8 2HW
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