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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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We report the treatment of bone infection in a patient with a rare disease which causes overgrowth of the limb. Careful assessment of the scans showed that the infection was in some new bone which had formed in the soft tissues after a minor injury to the leg and not in one of the major bones. This made treatment much easier with a successful outcome.
JBJI | Articles | Volume 6, issue 5
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 141–145, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-141-2021
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 141–145, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-141-2021

Case report 16 Apr 2021

Case report | 16 Apr 2021

Osteomyelitis in heterotopic ossification in a patient with congenital gigantism of the leg

Martina Galea Wismayer et al.

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We report the treatment of bone infection in a patient with a rare disease which causes overgrowth of the limb. Careful assessment of the scans showed that the infection was in some new bone which had formed in the soft tissues after a minor injury to the leg and not in one of the major bones. This made treatment much easier with a successful outcome.
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