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Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2012 Nov;22(Suppl 1):245-249. Epub 2012 Feb 19.

Treatment of a chronic recurrent fistulized tibial osteomyelitis: administration of a novel antibiotic-loaded bone substitute combined with a pedicular muscle flap sealing.

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  • 1Ospedale Gaetano Pini, Milan, P.zza A. Ferrari, 1, 20122 Milan, Italy.

Abstract

Persistent osteomyelitis is a severe and challenging problem in bone surgery. We describe a surgical intervention in a young adult which combines a bone debridement process, a plastic muscle flap sealing and the administration of a novel bone substitution material with anti-infective properties. After 1 year, the patient showed no signs or symptoms of a reoccurrence of infection with full load capacity of the treated leg.

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