Osteomyelitis of the Pubic Symphysis as a Complication of Bladder Neck Suspension Procedure with Use of Bone Anchors: A Case ReportTomoaki Koakutsu1*, Masanori Kawamura1, Ko Takada2 and Eiji Itoi1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tomoaki Koakutsu
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Tohoku University Hospital
1-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku
Sendai 980-8574, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 04, 2013; Accepted date: May 21, 2013; Published date: May 31, 2013
Citation: Koakutsu T, Kawamura M, Takada K, Itoi E (2013) Osteomyelitis of the Pubic Symphysis as a Complication of Bladder Neck Suspension Procedure with Use of Bone Anchors: A Case Report. Rheumatol Curr Res S16:002. doi: 10.4172/2161-1149.S16-002
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Bladder neck suspension procedure using bone anchors in the pubic bone is employed as the standard treatment for stress urinary incontinence. A 76-year-old woman who had an osteomyelitis of the pubic symphysis following this procedure is presented. She complained of lower abdomen, suprapubic, and left groin pain after she had received an operation for urinary incontinence. The pain persisted and gradually led to gait disturbance. Hematology showed mild inflammation, plain radiograph and computed tomography of the pelvis revealed osteomyelitis of the pubic symphysis and retropubic abscess. Bone anchors and the attached suture material were removed, necrotic bone was curetted. After the surgery, her pain decreased and urinary incontinence remained improved. Osteomyelitis of the pubic bone is uncommon entity that must be recognized in elderly women who received an operation for stress urinary incontinence.