Chronic osteomyelitis: a continuing orthopaedic challenge in developing countries.
Journal – International orthopaedics
Publication date – Apr – 2001
Authors – Museru, LM; Mcharo, CN
Keywords – Chronic osteomyelitis, complications, prevention
Open access – Yes
Speciality – Trauma and orthopaedic surgery
World region Global
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on July 18, 2018 at 12:00 am
Nine patients with chronic osteomyelitis, three with problems due to diagnosis, three with dilemmas regarding treatment and three with other complications are presented. It is suggested that although the diagnosis of osteomyelitis in most cases is straightforward, presentation might sometimes be similar to other conditions, which can lead to a dilemma in the diagnosis. Because of the formidable complications, which may be difficult to manage and the difficulty in guaranteeing permanent cure, the best approach is prevention by judicious treatment of acute haematogenous osteomyelitis and of open fractures.
OSI Number – 10128
PMID – 11409452