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Primary osteomyelitis of the sternum is rare, especially in young adults. A 16-year-old boy was admitted to the orthopaedic department with chest pain and fever. The blood culture was positive for Staphylococcus aureus. MRI revealed a retrosternal abcess; a bone scan showed increased local uptake, suggestive of isolated osteomyelitis. Two weeks after the… (More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Pronounced kyphosis of the thoracolumbar junction is a common orthopedic problem in adolescents and may require prolonged bracing therapy or correction spondylodesis. PURPOSE To describe a case where a kyphotic deformity was related to gynecological instead of spine pathology. STUDY DESIGN Case report. METHODS A 17-year-old girl… (More)
A 31-year-old sailor came to the hospital with a bursted wound of his left hallux. Earlier that day, he had cut his left hallux and the wound had already been stitched elsewhere. On physical examination a dangling left hallux was observed and a ruptured tendon of the M. extensor hallucis longus.