Osteomyelitis Variolosa: A Report of Two Cases

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. 2008;16 DOI 10.1177/230949900801600318

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery

ISSN: 2309-4990 (Online)

Publisher: SAGE Publishing

Society/Institution: Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Surgery: Orthopedic surgery

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

A Arora ( Department of Orthopaedics, University College of Medical Sciences, Shahdara, Delhi, India)
A Agarwal ( Department of Orthopaedics, CNBC, Geeta Colony, Delhi, India)
S Kumar ( Department of Orthopaedics, University College of Medical Sciences, Shahdara, Delhi, India)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 13 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

We present 2 patients with osteomyelitis variolosa in both elbow joints—sequelae of smallpox. The condyles were elongated and the central portions of the distal humeri were absorbed and the elbow joints were unstable. One of the patients sustained a closed fracture of the distal humerus. The fracture united uneventfully following stabilisation and bone grafting. At the 13-year follow-up, the patient had satisfactory elbow function.