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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 9, Issue 3, January 2014 pp 368-369

Case Report

Case Report of Neglected Osteomyelitis Treated With Debridement, Bone Grafting and External Fixator


Ketan Gupta1, Nishant Gaonkar2, Siddharth Shah3, Kedar Jagtap4, Ajay Mundada5, Nirav Patel6

1,3,4,5,6 Resident, 2Assistant Professor, 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 of the bone are the main goal of treatment. Treatment of chronic osteomyelitis with debridement, bone grafting to fill the dead space with external fixator for bone stabilisation and antibiotics cover is found to be effective modality and avoids a second surgical procedure usually required in case treated with antibiotic beads.