CHRISTINE LAWRENCE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; BURTON SEIFE, M.D.
A 35-year-old woman who was hospitalized for hematemesis secondary to alcoholic gastritis incidentally sustained knee trauma and developed a small bloody joint effusion. Routine X-ray studies of the knee were interpreted as normal. Findings of bone marrow spicules and fat cells in the hemorrhagic fluid aspirated from the knee joint indicated, however, that a fracture had occurred. This was finally proved with special X-ray views of the joint.
LAWRENCE C, SEIFE B. Bone Marrow in Joint Fluid: A Clue to Fracture. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:740–742. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-740
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):740-742.
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