A RARE AND UNUSUAL CAUSE OF DISCHARGING SINUS AROUND THE KNEE

  • Surendra Umesh Kamath Professor and Head of Orthopaedics KMC ,Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka State, India
  • Dr Shaila S Kamath Professor of Anaesthesilogy KMC Mangalore , Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka State, India
  • Purnachandra Tejaswi Asst Professor of Orthopaedics KMC Mangalore , Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka State, India

Abstract

ABSTRACT
A 56-year-old male presented to our outpatient department with a history of discharging sinus over the medial aspect of right knee since 6 months.
He had a history of road traffic accident with a crush injury to right knee 17 years ago for which he was treated by vascular, plastic, and orthopedic
surgeons with hospitalization for about 3 months. Imaging studies with clinical examination suggested a possible diagnosis of chronic osteomyelitis
distal femur right with a sequestrum. On exploration, the sinus tract was leading to cavity in the posterior aspect femur containing pus and 4 cm long
vascular graft material. Possibly the vascular graft was used for the treatment of vascular injury 17 years ago was the cause for persistent sinus.
Keywords: Persistent sinus, Sinus exploration, Vascular graft.

Author Biographies

Surendra Umesh Kamath, Professor and Head of Orthopaedics KMC ,Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka State, India
Professor and Head of Orthopaedics
KMC Mangalore , Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka State, India
Dr Shaila S Kamath, Professor of Anaesthesilogy KMC Mangalore , Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka State, India
Professor  of Anaesthesiology
KMC Mangalore , Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka State, India
Purnachandra Tejaswi, Asst Professor of Orthopaedics KMC Mangalore , Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka State, India
Asst Pofessor of Orthopaedics
KMC Mangalore , Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka State, India

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Kamath, S. U., D. S. S. Kamath, and P. Tejaswi. “A RARE AND UNUSUAL CAUSE OF DISCHARGING SINUS AROUND THE KNEE”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 9, no. 4, July 2016, pp. 1-2, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/10841.
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