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Calcaneal Bone Osteomyelitis

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Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/483526

Description: From Applied Radiology Radiological Case of the Month Calcaneal Bone Osteomyelitis Posted 08/04/2004 Walter Silbert, MD; Maroun Karam, MD Case Summary A 51-year-old white man with a medical history significant for Type I diabetes mellitus and peripheral vascular disease necessitating multiple prior distal amputations presented with increasing right foot pain. He reported no recent trauma or corticosteroid therapy. Physical examination revealed prior transmetatarsal amputation and a large nonhealing ulcer that penetrated deeply to the lateral aspect of the ankle. In addition, erythema, warmth, and edema of the leg and foot were noted, leading to a strong clinical suspicion of osteomyelitis

Type: Case Study
Author/Contact: Silbert & Karam
Institution: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Apr 13 2006
Last Modified: Thu Dec 03 2009