A case of wooden foreign body retained in the calcaneus


Guner S., Ceylan M. F., Isik D., Guner S. I., Ediz L.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.27, no.4, pp.932-934, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.932-934
  • Keywords: Foreign body, Osteomyelitis, Delayed presentation, BODIES, ULTRASONOGRAPHY, HAND, CT
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Detection of wooden foreign bodies in the extremities still remains a problem despite the developments in imaging methods. Direct X-Rays, ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are utilized for detection of foreign bodies in the body. In this report, we have presented a case in which no findings suggestive of a foreign body were detected on ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging, and which underwent a surgical intervention with the prediagnosis of osteomyelitis of the calcaneus.