Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis of the first metatarsal bone: a case report.

Chiu, C.K.; Singh, V.A. (2009) Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis of the first metatarsal bone: a case report. Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong), 17 (1). pp. 119-22. ISSN 1022-5536

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Abstract

We report a case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis in a 9-year-old girl. She presented with a 9-month history of gradually worsening pain and swelling in her left foot. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were prescribed but the symptoms persisted. She underwent curettage through a small oval corticotomy window on the first metatarsal bone. The pain and swelling improved promptly and she was able to walk without pain 2 weeks later. Curettage enabled rapid symptomatic relief and induced remission, with little risk of complications.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Chiu, C.K.
  2. Singh, V.A.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)
Additional Information: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child; Chronic Disease; Curettage;
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2011 12:53
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2011 12:53
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1095

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