Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 182–184 | Cite as

Tubercular osteomyelitis of the second metatarsal bone: case report

  • F. Muratori
  • A. Menghi
  • M. Fantoni
  • E. Visconti
  • F. Pezzillo
  • T. Nizegorodcew
  • G. Maccauro
Case Report
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Abstract

Many studies have described the osteoarticular involvement of tuberculosis, but very few cases of tubercular osteomyelitis of the foot have been reported. We describe a case of spina ventosa affecting the second metatarsal bone, and review the literature to describe the clinical manifestation, imaging aspects and the treatment of skeletal tuberculosis.

Key words

Spina ventosa Tuberculosis Metatarsal bone Debridement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Muratori
    • 1
  • A. Menghi
    • 2
  • M. Fantoni
    • 3
  • E. Visconti
    • 3
  • F. Pezzillo
    • 2
  • T. Nizegorodcew
    • 2
  • G. Maccauro
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of OrthopaedicsSan Pietro HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsCatholic UniversityRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Infectious DiseasesCatholic UniversityRomeItaly

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