Surgical Debridement Provided for Fast Recovery in Metaepiphyseal Haematogenous Osteomyelitis with Adjacent Subperiostal Abscess Formation in Two Children
- *Corresponding Author:
- Julia Starlinger
Department for Trauma Surgery
Medical University Vienna, General Hospital Vienna
Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Vienna, Austria
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 29, 2016; Accepted date: January 25, 2017; Published date: January 27, 2017
Citation: Starlinger J, Ringl H, Weissinger M, Hajdu S (2017) Surgical Debridement Provided for Fast Recovery in Metaepiphyseal Haematogenous Osteomyelitis with Adjacent Subperiostal Abscess Formation in Two Children. J Trauma Treat 6:354. doi: 10.4172/2167-1222.1000354
Copyright: © 2017 Starlinger J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Primary metaepiphyseal haematogenous osteomyelitis (HOM) with subperiostal abscess formation at initial admission is a rare but serious condition. A considerate treatment strategy is crucial to avoid damage to the adjacent physics.
Methods: Charts and radiographic data of two cases were reviewed and reported in a retrospective study approved by the Institutional Review Board.
Results: Two children presented with limping, painful restriction of movement and very mild laboratory findings. No trauma was remembered. Conventional radiography showed no abnormalities, but subsequent MRI revealed metaepiphyseal HOM as well as an adjacent sub-periostal abscess collection.
Conclusions: Antibiotic therapy and immediate surgical debridement provided for uncomplicated healing.