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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2013 pp 174-175
Case Report of Use of Vac as Adjunt of Antibiotic Coated Nail in Treatment of Chronic Osteomyelitis
Nitin Patil1, Ketan Gupta2, Adish Patil3
1,3Assistant Professor, 2Resident, Department of Orthopaedics
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Osteomyelitis is inflammation of the bone caused by an infecting organism. Although bone is normally resistant to bacterial colonization, events such as trauma, surgery, may disrupt bony integrity and lead to the onset of bone infection. Chronic osteomyelitis patients usually require antibiotics as well as surgery to repair any bone damage. An infection in bone can impede blood circulation within the bone, leading to bone death. Control of infection and stability both these goals can be achieved by using the technique of an antibiotic cement-coated intramedullary nail in combination with vaccum assisted closure(VAC).