Diagnosis and management of chronic infection.

  title={Diagnosis and management of chronic infection.},
  author={Jonathan Agner Forsberg and Benjamin Kyle Potter and George Cierny and Lawrence Xavier Webb},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={19 Suppl 1},
High-energy penetrating extremity injuries are often associated with severe open fractures that have varying degrees of soft-tissue contamination and tenuous soft-tissue coverage. The result is a relatively high prevalence of chronic osteomyelitis compared with that in civilian trauma patients. Diagnosing chronic osteomyelitis requires a careful history and thorough physical and radiographic examinations. Cross-sectional imaging can help delineate the extent of bony involvement, and… CONTINUE READING


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