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Brodie's abscess of medial distal femoral condyle after a thorn prick: rare clinical presentation.
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PMID:  22480680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Thorn prick injuries are generally conceded frivolous and rarely demand medical attention. Howbeit deep seated injuries are well described in the literature. We presented a case of thorn prick injury to the knee that manifested as Brodie's abscess of the medial distal femoral condyle and synovitis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography could only construe the affliction but not spot the thorn. Arthrotomy was undertaken for exploration and debridement. Empirical therapy with initial systemic Cefotaxime and subsequent Ofloxacin worked well after the surgery. Deep seated injuries by a thorn prick may take a protracted and torpid course. Thorough curettage of the bony lesion and debridement are vital for proper manage- ment.
Authors:
Hira-L Nag; Ramprasad Kancherla; Aftab Malpura
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese journal of traumatology = Zhonghua chuang shang za zhi / Chinese Medical Association     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1008-1275     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. J. Traumatol.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886162     Medline TA:  Chin J Traumatol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  126-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India.
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