Chronic osteomyelitis post fracture

Om Chandrakant Wadhokar, Waqar Mohsin Naqvi

PAMJ. 2021; 39:76. Published 26 May 2021 | doi:10.11604/pamj.2021.39.76.29612

A 45 years old male met with a road traffic accident for which he got admitted to AVBRH hospital. On admission x-ray was done; which revealed multiple fracture of the right femur. This patient was operated by open reduction and internal fixation, the individual is a known diabetic since 5 years and is on regular medication for the same. The limb was then immobilized in the cast and the patient was discharged after one month; when he came back for plaster removal. The patient complains of pain in the right thigh, fever, weakness and enlarged femoral lymph nodes. Radiography was done; which revealed formation of involucrum (A,B). Later WBC count and x ray was done to confirm the diagnosis. The individual mention the history of working in the farm. After 3 days as mentioned by patient, he had fever. He consulted a general physician who gave him medication.
Corresponding author
Waqar Mohsin Naqvi, Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi(M), Wardha, India (

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