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2022 Jul 01

JBJS Case Connect



Osteolytic Lesion of the First Metatarsal After Catfish Spine Injury: A Case Report.


Manchanda K, Rodriguez-Materon S, Raudes A, SanGiovanni T P
JBJS Case Connect. 2022 Jul 01; 12(3).
PMID: 36075017.


A 17-year-old adolescent boy complained of plantar pain at the first metatarsal 2 months after a catfish spine injury. Imaging was consistent with a retained foreign body, and surrounding osteolysis was concerning for osteomyelitis. He underwent surgical debridement and was found to have inflammation and necrosis, apparently caused by catfish spine venom.