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Fig. 2 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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From: Infected bone resection plus adjuvant antibiotic-impregnated calcium sulfate versus infected bone resection alone in the treatment of diabetic forefoot osteomyelitis

Fig. 2

A 62-yaer-old patient with DFO on left first metatarsophalangeal joint. The metatarsophalangeal joint, partial metatarsal and phalange were removed. a The postoperative leakage of calcium sulfate. This sterile leakage was demonstrated as a kind of white, foamy, antibiotics-containing fluid. b X-ray presentation. Vancomycin-impregnated calcium sulfate lump was degrading. c 7 weeks after operation, the skin needed to be moistened. Superficial ulcer in ankle could be managed with dressing. d 1 year after surgical treatment. Although edema was presented, the operative wound healed and the symptoms of infection were disappeared

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