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Table 1 Detailed patient information according to the “Seven-Item Comprehensive Classification System” for osteomyelitis

From: Antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer as definitive management for osteomyelitis

Cases Clinical presentation Aetiopathogenesis Anatomical pathology Host type/age Microorganism Bone defect Soft tissue defect
1 Delayed Temporary implant (type 2) Long bone (Stage 3) Aa Gram+ 1 2 (1 cm2)
2 Chronic Trauma Long bone (Stage 3) Ba Mixed flora 1 0
3 Subacute Haematogenous Long bone (Stage 3) Ba Gram- 1 0
4 Chronic Trauma Long bone (Stage 3) Aa Negative 1 1 (2 cm2)
5 Acute Trauma Foot Ba Gram+ 1 1 (1 cm2)
6 Chronic Trauma Long bone (Stage 3) Aa Mixed flora 1 1 (4 cm2)
7 Chronic Trauma Long bone (Stage 3) Aa Gram- 1 0
8 Chronic Trauma Long bone (Stage 3) Aa Gram+ 1 0