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Journal of Bone and Joint Infection An open-access journal of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society and the MusculoSkeletal Infection Society
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Volume 5, issue 3
J. Bone Joint Infect., 5, 133–136, 2020
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.43023
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
J. Bone Joint Infect., 5, 133–136, 2020
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.43023
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Case report 27 Apr 2020

Case report | 27 Apr 2020

Nail Salon a Potential Source of a Rare Mycobacterium Fortuitum Infection In Proximal Tibia Megaprosthesis? A Case Report

Thomas A. Novack1,2, Tyler Hoskins1, Jay N. Patel1, Christopher Mazzei1, David Goyette1, Kaitlin Zeedyk1, and James C. Wittig1 Thomas A. Novack et al.
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ

Keywords: Infection, Mycobacterium Fortuitum, Parosteal Osteosarcoma

Abstract. Mycobacterium Fortuitum (M. Fortuitum) is a type of opportunistic pathogen commonly found in water/soil and belongs to the nontuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) family. Prosthetic joint infection due to M. Fortuitum is extremely rare. We present a case of a 21-year-old female with an infection following a radical resection of the proximal tibia due to a parosteal osteosarcoma.

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