Osteomyelitis associated with pressure ulcers.

  title={Osteomyelitis associated with pressure ulcers.},
  author={M Thornhill-Joynes and Francisco J Gonz{\'a}les and Catherine A. Stewart and Gary C. Kanel and Gladys C-T Lee and Daniel A Capen and F L Sapico and H. N. Canawati and John Z. Montgomerie},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={67 5},
Bone biopsies were performed in spinal cord injured patients with pressure ulcers in whom osteomyelitis was suspected. Roentogenograms and bone and gallium scans were also evaluated to determine their usefulness in diagnosing osteomyelitis. Infected bone underlying pressure ulcers revealed only mild focal inflammatory changes which did not correlate well with x-ray and nuclear scan abnormalities. Negative scans, however, essentially ruled out osteomyelitis. There was no clear association of… CONTINUE READING