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Sequestrectomy in primary osteomyelitis of the humerus: a new indication for posterior approach.
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PMID:  23160561     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Surgical treatment for primary osteomyelitis of the humerus is not well standardized; guidelines come from the scientific literature on osteomyelitis of the femur and tibia. Commonly deltopectoral approach is used for the proximal humerus and posterior approach for the distal humerus. Sequestrectomy alone or the use of antibiotic cement (bead pouch technique) is advised in case of chronic osteomyelitis. Berger and Buckwalter described a posterior approach to the proximal part of the humerus for an excisional biopsy of an osteoid-osteoma. We found that this approach is also useful for sequestrectomy in primary osteomyelitis of the humerus. We describe the technique and make a review of the literature.
Nicola Lollino
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Techniques in hand & upper extremity surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1531-6572     ISO Abbreviation:  Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9704676     Medline TA:  Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Department, "E. Agnelli" Hospital, ASL TO3, Pinerolo (To), Italy.
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