Post operative osteomyelitis - tibia
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Trauma to the right leg; fracture of tibia which was treated with open reduction. 2 weeks later patient developed discharge at the wound site.
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There is a non healed fracture of the distal end of tibia with cortical destruction and loss of trabeculations. There is cortical thickening on its lateral aspect.
Osteopenia is noted at the distal end of tibia and around the ankle .
No soft tissue swelling is noted.
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Case of osteomyelitis (chronic) of tibia (distal) which has developed post-operatively
Staph aureus is the most common causative agent
- 1.Wu JS, Gorbachova T, Morrison WB et-al. Imaging-guided bone biopsy for osteomyelitis: are there factors associated with positive or negative cultures?. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007;188 (6): 1529-34. doi:10.2214/AJR.06.1286 - Pubmed citation
- 2.Pineda C, Espinosa R, Pena A. Radiographic imaging in osteomyelitis: the role of plain radiography, computed tomography, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, and scintigraphy. Semin Plast Surg. 2009;23 (02): 80-9. doi:10.1055/s-0029-1214160 - Free text at pubmed - Pubmed citation
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