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Table 1 Characteristics of eight patients with posttraumatic (n = 7) or postoperative (n = 1) chronic osteomyelitis

From: Presurgical localization of infected avascular bone segments in chronic complicated posttraumatic osteomyelitis in the lower extremity using dual-tracer PET/CT

Sex Age (year) Affected limb Cause Primary treatment Duration (year) Soft tissue Sinus tract Culture Previous surgeries (n)a Coverage with flap
Male 56 Femur dx Traffic accident Intramed nail, removed 37 Good No Staff Aureus, Propionibacterium 2 No
Male 28 Tibia sin Bomb explosion Conservative treatment 20 Poor Yes, single Escherichia coli, Klebsiella oxytoca ? Yes
Male 57 Tibia sin Traffic accident External fixation 38 Poor Yes, single Staph Aureus 1 Yes
Male 53 Femur dx Bomb explosion Conservative treatment 22 Very poor Yes, multiple Proteus mirabilis Pseudomonas aeruginosa 4 Yes
Male 49 Tibia dx Traffic accident External fixation 12 Poor Yes, single Pseudomonas aeruginosa Propionibacterium 1 Yes
Male 58 Ankle arthrodesis Rheumatoid arthritis Screw fixation, removed 13 Poor Yes, single Pseudomonas aeruginosa 5 Yes
Male 55 Tibia dx Traffic accident Plate fixation, removed 2 Poor Yes, single Clostridium, Propionibacterium 1 Yes
Male 64 Femur sin Traffic accident Intramed nail, removed 33 Very poor Yes, single Serratia,
Staph Epidermidis
7 Yes
  1. aNumber of documented failed previous surgical interventions intended to address the infection. Other surgical procedures are not included