Antibiotic beads

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Painful, not swollen right knee. Attended theater yesterday.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Multiple well defined high density foci in the suprapatellar pouch.

Air and fluid int he suprapatellar pouch,

Degenerative changes in the knee.

Case Discussion

Antibiotic beads are used chiefly in orthopedics for septic arthritis and osteomyelitis treatment.

The beads are not to be confused with osteochrondromatosis.

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Case information

rID: 75610
Published: 4th Apr 2020
Last edited: 29th Sep 2020
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