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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 184-186

A case report on chronic osteomyelitis of the right tibia in a pediatric male patient and its management

1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Government District Headquarters Hospital, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India

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Ponnusankar Sivasankaran
Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Rocklands, Post Box No. 20, Ooty - 643 001, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_157_16

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The present case explains the treatment strategies followed for a chronic osteomyelitis case of a pediatric patient in a secondary care public hospital, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India. He was presented with the complaints of pain and swelling on the right leg, which was treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as diclofenac and ibuprofen. Similarly, the tissue abscess observed was managed with parenteral antibiotics such as cefotaxime and amikacin. Surgery was done to remove the devascularized tissue and postoperative care was given with chymoral forte and vitamin supplements (Vitamin B complex, calcium and Vitamin C). In this patient, the reason for the occurrence of chronic osteomyelitis may be a complication of the previous surgery due to the accidental fall. Therefore, proper care should be given in the management of traumatic injuries in children and early diagnosis of osteomyelitis is essential to prevent the complications.

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