Acute haematogenous osteomyelitis

an unusual complication following a closed fracture of the femur in a child.

M. Baharuddin, Sharaf Ibrahim

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Abstract

We report a rare case of an acute haematogenous osteomyelitis of the femur in a five-year-old boy following a closed fracture of the femur. Because of its rare occurrence, the diagnosis of osteomyelitis was missed initially. He presented with a groin abscess seven weeks after injury. He was treated with external fixation, repeated debridements and intravenous antibiotics. Culture grew Staphylococcus aureus. The latest follow-up one-year after the injury showed resolution of the infection and union of the fracture. The range of knee movement is limited from 0-90 degrees due to quadriceps contracture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalThe Medical journal of Malaysia
Volume56 Suppl D
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Closed Fractures
Osteomyelitis
Femur
Groin
Wounds and Injuries
Contracture
Debridement
Abscess
Staphylococcus aureus
Knee
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Infection

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Acute haematogenous osteomyelitis : an unusual complication following a closed fracture of the femur in a child. / Baharuddin, M.; Ibrahim, Sharaf.

In: The Medical journal of Malaysia, Vol. 56 Suppl D, 12.2001, p. 54-56.

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