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Seventy-three cases of individualized treatment strategies of different types of chronic osteomyelitis

Objective: To explore whether individual choice treatment is a feasible choice in the treatment of different types of chronic osteomyelitis with different causes and history as well as the differences in local soft tissue conditions.

Methods: Seventy-three cases of different types of chronic osteomyelitis were included in the study. According to the classification of causes: 21 cases were blood-borne, 34 cases were traumatic, 6 cases were iatrogenic, 7 cases were sclerosing osteomyelitis, and 5 cases were caused by special causes.

Results: Individualized choice treatment was performed followed by a follow-up of 12 to 36 months with an average of 15.5 months. Osteomyelitis recurred in 1 case, while the rest were recovered.

Conclusion: In the treatment of different types of chronic osteomyelitis, individualized treatment plan is a feasible choice.

Author(s): Ning Duan, Hongxing Zhang, Ke Xing