|History: Diabetic with foot swelling and ulcer over third metatarsal head. A comparison film from about 6 months prior is included for comparison.|
|Diagnosis: Diabetic osteomyelitis|
|Discussion: Note the extensive vascular calcification as well as the destruction of the second and particularly the third distal metatarsals. There is a large ulcer over the third metatarsal head. Old fracture of the fourth metatarsal, amputations from previous bouts of osteomyelitis and an acute fracture of the second proximal phalynx (6/00) also are apparent.|
|References: Source: John Hunter's MSK Teaching File General Case 179|
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Case Number: 801288Last Updated: 10-21-2004 The reader is fully responsible for confirming the accuracy of this content.
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