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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery

A rare case report on chronic osteomyelitis of fibula in a child of 6 years

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Case Report

Author Details : Vipin Gupta, Ruchit Shah*, Abhishek Pandey, Danish Khan, Shervil Ayar

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 287-291

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Osteomyelitis is considered to be one of the traditional diseases. It involving the extremities remains
the leading cause of morbidity and disability, throughout Indian pediatric population. The chronic word
referred to when osteomyelitis progresses after a few months. According to the literature review, this
is the fourth reported case of chronic osteomyelitis of fibula in the paediatric age group from the Indian
subcontinent. We report a case of a 6-year-old female presenting with swelling, pain and discharge from the
lateral aspect of the left leg which was diagnosed as chronic osteomyelitis of fibula and, treated thoroughly
with sequesterctomy and oral antibiotic therapy resulting in full symptomatic relief. After 12 months
follow up period, future recurrence was not observed. Because the condition is associated with a high rate
of recurrence and catastrophic consequences, early diagnosis and treatment provide a favourable outcome.

Keywords: Osteomyelitis, Infection, Sequestrectomy, Antibiotic.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijos.2019.058

How to cite : Gupta V, Shah R, Pandey A, Khan D, Ayar S, A rare case report on chronic osteomyelitis of fibula in a child of 6 years. Indian J Orthop Surg 2019;5(4):287-291

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