Recognition of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis of the clavicle can be difficult. The condition may even to confused with fracture or malignancy. Treatment with parenteral antibiotics must be continuous for at least three weeks. If there is evidence of abscess formation, incision and drainage is indicated. If surgery is performed, a thorough debridement or partial resection may be required to prevent recurrence. If inadequately treated, the process becomes chronic. Resection of involved portion of the clavicle has been effective in the chornic stage of the disease. In the young child the resected segment often regenerates and the clavicle completely reconstitutes itself.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1977|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine