Diabetic osteomyelitis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Case Discussion

This radiographs shows typical findings seen very commonly in patients with diabetic foot ulcer. There is loss of soft tissue over the great toe, with further lucencies in the surrounding soft tissue. This is very suggestive of superimposed infection. The underlying phalanx shows patchy osteoporosis and is suggestive of osteomyelitis.

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Case information

rID: 7663
Published: 17th Nov 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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