Calcaneal osteomyelitis and abscess


Penetrating injury to a barefoot can result in osteomyelitis of the tarsal/metatarsal bones and abscess formation. MR signs of acute osteomyelitis include extensive marrow edema, cortical destruction and abnormal enhancement together with peripheral enhancing or gas containing abscess. Diabetes mellitus can be a risk factor but no present in the current case. The patient underwent surgical debridement which revealed mixed organisms predominantly Staph.aureus