Images in clinical medicine | Volume 39, Article 76, 26 May 2021 | 10.11604/pamj.2021.39.76.29612

Chronic osteomyelitis post fracture

Om Chandrakant Wadhokar, Waqar Mohsin Naqvi

Corresponding author: Waqar Mohsin Naqvi, Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi(M), Wardha, India

Received: 02 May 2021 - Accepted: 08 May 2021 - Published: 26 May 2021

Domain: Radiology,Infectious disease,Physical medicine and rehabilitation or Physiatry

Keywords: Chronic osteomyelitis, diabetes mellitus, adult osteomyelitis

©Om Chandrakant Wadhokar et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Om Chandrakant Wadhokar et al. Chronic osteomyelitis post fracture. Pan African Medical Journal. 2021;39:76. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2021.39.76.29612]

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Chronic osteomyelitis post fracture

Chronic osteomyelitis post fracture

Om Chandrakant Wadhokar1, Waqar Mohsin Naqvi2,&

 

1Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi(M), Wardha, India, 2Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi(M), Wardha, India

 

 

&Corresponding author
Waqar Mohsin Naqvi, Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi(M), Wardha, India

 

 

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A 45 years old male met with a road traffic accident for which he got admitted to AVBRH hospital. On admission x-ray was done; which revealed multiple fracture of the right femur. This patient was operated by open reduction and internal fixation, the individual is a known diabetic since 5 years and is on regular medication for the same. The limb was then immobilized in the cast and the patient was discharged after one month; when he came back for plaster removal. The patient complains of pain in the right thigh, fever, weakness and enlarged femoral lymph nodes. Radiography was done; which revealed formation of involucrum (A,B). Later WBC count and x ray was done to confirm the diagnosis. The individual mention the history of working in the farm. After 3 days as mentioned by patient, he had fever. He consulted a general physician who gave him medication.

Figure 1: showing the radiological findings of right femur: A) showing the antero posterior view of right femur; B)showing the lateral view of the right femur

 

 

 

 

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Chronic osteomyelitis post fracture

Images in clinical medicine

Chronic osteomyelitis post fracture

Images in clinical medicine

Chronic osteomyelitis post fracture

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