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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Induced membrane technique for the treatment of chronic hematogenous tibia osteomyelitis

Patient number/sex Location Cierny-Mader types Skin ulcer Duration of infection Bacterium Bone defect (cm3) Fixation Time to WB/S2 (Months)
Istage IIstage
1/M Proximal III YES 30Y Enterobacter cloacae 75 external fixation external fixation 6
2/M Middle IV YES 16Y Staphylococcus aureus 30 EP EP 7
3/M Middle III NO 7Y Micrococcus luteus 45 external fixation external fixation 7
4/M Proximal IV NO 10Y Not found 60 EP EP 9
5/F Middle III NO 7 M Not found 25 EP EP 4
6/M Middle III NO 2Y Not found 35 IP IP 7
7/M Proximal III NO 9 M Not found 42 IP IP 6
8/M Distal III YES 3 M Staphylococcus aureus 20 IP IP 4
9/M Proximal II NO 30Y Staphylococcus hominis, Efaecium 84 None None 7
10/M Proximal IV YES 31Y Proteus mirabilis 75 EP Nail 10
11/M Distal II YES 13 M Staphylococcus aureus 42 None None 6
12/F Middle III NO 6 M Not found 30 EP Nail 6
13/M Middle IV YES 28Y Staphylococcus aureus 60 EP Nail 9
14/M Middle IV YES 2Y Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella 80 IP Nail 8
15/M Proximal III NO 18Y Not found 40 IP IP 5
  1. WB/S2: No pain full-weight bearing after the second stage; EP and IP: External and internal fixation with plate and screws