Emerg Med J doi:10.1136/emermed-2011-201063
  • Images in emergency medicine

Paediatric back pain and a limp

  1. Prasanthi Govindarajan
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joseph D Freeman, Department of Emergency Medicine, 505 Parnassus Ave, Room 24, Box 0203, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA; josephfreemanmd{at}
  • Accepted 27 December 2011
  • Published Online First 2 March 2012

A pre-adolescent was presented to the emergency department with back pain of 2 months' duration. The pain was being managed conservatively by a primary care physician and this visit to the emergency department was prompted by progressive weakness of his right lower extremity. Physical examination was significant only for decreased motor function and …

Free sample
This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EMJ.
View free sample issue >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.


Among patients with minor TBI (GCS 13-15) getting CT scans ≥ 24 hours after injury, what proportion have a traumatic finding?


0.5% - 43% response rate
3% - 41% response rate
10% - 16% response rate

Related original article: PCT head imaging in patients with head injury who present after 24 h of injury: a retrospective cohort study

Navigate This Article