Septic bone necrosis

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


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

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 13843
Published: 23rd May 2011
Last edited: 12th Oct 2015
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