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Infected Femur Malunion

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50 year old male from South America 2.5 years out from an apparent supracondylar femur fx treated with some combination of an ex-fix and internal fixation. Had drainage that ceased at some point. Now has a 40deg flexion contracture with pain. Bone scan shows diffuse uptake throughout his distal femur, WBC 9k, ESR 29, CRP 20. Has had no drainage or fevers for at least 6 months.

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Added: Sun Nov 15 2009