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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2011 Apr;64(4):369-373. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3348/jksr.2011.64.4.369
Kim KS , Lee GK , Suh KJ , Kang IW , Hwang DH , Lee ES , Min SJ , Han YM .
Department of Radiology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Korea. gklee@hallym.or.kr
Department of Radiology, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Gyeongju Hospital, Korea.
Abstract

A high-voltage electrical burn caused extensive deep muscle injuries beneath a relatively small skin wound at the contact point. Hidden, undetected deep muscle injuries have a tendency for progressive tissue necrosis, which can lead to major amputations or sepsis. The radiologic features of this rare, sometimes life-threatening injury have occasionally been described in the literature. However, to the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports on a case of pyogenic arthritis of the ankle joint following a high-voltage electrical burn involving the lower extremity. We report a case of the pyogenic arthritis of the ankle joint following a high-voltage electrical burn involving the lower extremity.

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