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, 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.(Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Additional Information: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Child; Chronic Disease; Curettage;
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2012 15:30
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2012 15:30
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3594

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