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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124-126

Osteomyelitis variolosa with fracture: A unique case report


Department of Orthopedics and Trauma, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, DMIMS, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Pradeep K Singh
Department of Orthopedics and Trauma, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS, Wardha-442 004, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.95968

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Smallpox has been eradicated completely but its unique pathology and sequlae are still found in routine clinical practice. We present a report of a patient having osteomyelitis variolosa in both elbow joints and wrist with fracture of humerus. The condyles were typically elongated as central portion of distal humerus absorbed. The fracture united uneventfully following stabilization with dynamic compression plate and bone grafting. Patient had satisfactory elbow function at the end of the last follow-up.


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