Chronic osteomyelitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Complaining of swelling in foot metatarsal region for last 1 month.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

USG showed a hypoechoic tract formation from skin bump at dorsal aspect of foot reaching up to anterior cortex of 4th metatarsal bone. A linear echogenic focus was seen in soft tissue which correlated with history of thorn injury 7 months back. 


There is a cavity with with organized periosteal reaction suggestive of chronic osteomyelitis involving the 4th metatarsal bone.

Case Discussion

Patient was operated on and a 15 mm thorn was removed. I&D done.

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Case information

rID: 9110
Case created: 18th Mar 2010
Last edited: 3rd Dec 2015
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