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Improving Outcomes for Osteomyelitis After Partial Bone Resection: A Preliminary Report

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Following partial bone resection for osteomyelitis, continued osteomyelitis in the remaining bone is common and problematic. Shortcomings in available surgical techniques to combat this also contribute to this problem. Presented are two case studies using a solution to this problem with a different type of bone void filler as a carrier vehicle for delivering antibiotics into the remaining infected bone to eradicate any residual bacteria in the remaining bone.

The Osteomyelitis Center of Central Florida, 5421 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813. (E-mail: drkarr@gmail.com)