Probing to bone in infected pedal ulcers. A clinical sign of underlying osteomyelitis in diabetic patients.

@article{Grayson1995ProbingTB,
  title={Probing to bone in infected pedal ulcers. A clinical sign of underlying osteomyelitis in diabetic patients.},
  author={M Lindsay Grayson and Gary W. Gibbons and K{\'a}roly Balogh and Erik Levin and Adolf W. Karchmer},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1995},
  volume={273 9},
  pages={721-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess a bedside technique for diagnosing osteomyelitis. DESIGN We prospectively assessed infected pedal ulcers for detectable bone by probing with a sterile, blunt, stainless steel probe. We then examined the relationship between detection of bone and the presence or absence of osteomyelitis that was defined histopathologically and/or clinically. SETTING A tertiary care center. PATIENTS Seventy-five hospitalized diabetic patients with a total of 76 infected foot ulcers were… CONTINUE READING
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