Tubercular osteomyelitis of the second metatarsal bone: case report


Many studies have described the osteoarticular involvement of tuberculosis, but very few cases of tubercular osteomyelitis of the foot have been reported. We describe a case of spina ventosa affecting the second metatarsal bone, and review the literature to describe the clinical manifestation, imaging aspects and the treatment of skeletal tuberculosis.

DOI: 10.1007/s10195-007-0087-7

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@article{Muratori2007TubercularOO, title={Tubercular osteomyelitis of the second metatarsal bone: case report}, author={Francesco Muratori and Alessandra Menghi and Massimo Fantoni and Emanuela Visconti and Francesco Pezzillo and Tomasz Nizegorodcew and Giulio Maccauro}, journal={Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology}, year={2007}, volume={8}, pages={182-184} }