An Uncommon Presentation of Chronic Osteomyelitis of the Fibula in an 11-Year-Old Child: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Kashif Akhtar Ahmed,
Room No.4, OPD Block, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science,
Mawdiangdiang, Shillong-793018, Meghalaya, India.
Chronic osteomyelitis of the long bones in children is one of the oldest diseases known. For orthopaedic surgeons in a developing country, it still remains a major challenge to treat such patients. The utmost priority remains to urgently diagnose and treat acute osteomyelitis as it can reduce the burden of this condition. We present a case report of an 11-year-old child with chronic osteomyelitis of the fibula and its subsequent management. The child hails from a low socio-economic background with limited access to healthcare facilities. Chronic osteomyelitis in children affects various long bones but involvement of the fibula has rarely been reported in literature.
Debridement, Developing countries, Sequestrectomy, Sinus tract
Kashif Akhtar Ahmed, Tashi Galen Khonglah, Bhaskar Borgohain, Wanlam Khongwir, Dukhum Magu. AN UNCOMMON PRESENTATION OF CHRONIC OSTEOMYELITIS OF THE FIBULA IN AN 11-YEAR-OLD CHILD: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 June [cited: 2019 Jun 18 ]; 13:RD01-RD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Feb 24, 2019
Date of Peer Review: Mar 06, 2019
Date of Acceptance: Apr 17, 2019
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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