Antibiotic cement beads allow for salvage in diabetic osteomyelitis cases of the foot

DiMarcantonio, Tina
January 2008
Orthopaedics Today/International Edition;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p14
The article discusses research being done on the use of a cement antibiotic spacer to treat diabetic osteomyelitis cases in the foot. It references a study by Eyal Melamed et al, presented at the 23rd Annual Summer Meeting of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society in July 2007 in Toronto, Ontario. According to the study, the use of the technique as an adjunct to debridement can improve load distribution with the functionality of the remaining toe.


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