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Year : 1978  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 180-184

Treatment of Chronic Osteomyelitis With Closed Irrigation And Suction Technique

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P Tajeshwar Rao

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No other common process in orthopaedics has been so refractory to treatment as chronic osteomyelitis. The treatment for this condition has varied from use of boiling water to different reconstructive procedures of to day. However, neither the surgeon is satisfied nor the patient is cured and the aphorism of Hey Groves is applied with greater force in this disease, “ Bones are said to be filled with red bone marrow, but I have found them full of black ingratitude”. McMurray was justified when he said, “the last surgeon who removed the last sequestrum cured the condition”. Wound irrigation in the management of osteomyelitis dates back atleast to 1917 by Duman and Carrel. The observations in our institution on the use of this technique from 1973 to1975 were considered worth reporting.

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