Is radiography sensitive for the detection of acute osteomyelitis in the early clinical setting

Is radiography sensitive for the detection of acute osteomyelitis in the early clinical setting?

No. The radiographic findings of acute osteomyelitis take time to develop, typically 1 to 2 weeks, although this depends on the severity of the infection. Therefore, radiographic findings may not be present in early or very low-grade infections.

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