Calcaneal osteomyelitis after puncture wound to foot: case report and review of the literature


Cetinus E., Ciragil P., Uzel M. , Bilgic E., Gul M., Aral M., ...More

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.6, no.4, pp.194-196, 2005 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10195-005-0108-3
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.194-196
  • Keywords: Calcaneus, Escherichia coli, Nails, Puncture wound, Osteomyelitis, Staphylococcus aureus

Abstract

Puncture wounds of the foot are relatively common injuries that occur in persons of all ages. A small percentage of puncture wounds becomes infected and can lead to complications such as osteomyelitis, osteochondritis and soft tissue abscess. These wounds must be followed up routinely one week after injury. We report a case of calcaneus osteomyelitis caused by a mixed infection with Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus subsequent to puncture wound of the foot. The characteristics of the patient, the pathogenic organisms, treatment and outcome are presented.