Septic bone necrosis

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Progressive swelling and tenderness of the left knee after arthroscopic meniscal surgery and cartilage shaving. Symptomatic treatment by the orthopedic surgeon for about 8 weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

MRI showed advanced osteomyelitis of the distal femur with a central bone sequestrum and septic arthritis of the knee joint.

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