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J Orthop Case Rep



Acute on Chronic Osteomyelitis of the Humerus – A Case Report on a Neglected Case of Chronic Osteomyelitis with Bone Cement In Situ.


Chronic osteomyelitis is the bane of orthopedics. Along with being difficult to treat for surgeons, it also impacts the patient's life immensely, severely restricting their life in all the aspects. Treatment with antibiotic coated cement spacers, which are removed after a duration of 6-8 weeks for the definitive surgery, is a frequently done procedure in conjunction with an adequate debridement of the necrotic tissues and prolonged IV antibiotics. We report a case of acute osteomyelitis superimposed on the chronic osteomyelitis of the left proximal humerus.