Secondary infection in operated case of humerus fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right arm swelling and pain - 15 days. O/E - Locally warm. P/H/O screw - plate fixation for humerus fracture - 1997.

Patient Data

Age: 45 - 50 yrs
Gender: Male

Old fracture, post surgical fixation with secondary osteomyelitis.

Large collection was noted abutting humerus screw-plate.

Operated after 1 day.

Pus found.

Implant removed.

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Case information

rID: 18151
Published: 14th Jun 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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